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Hepatitis A booster or not

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1987qwerty · 02/03/2022 17:37

Went to Cuba 7 years ago and had the vaccine. Due to go to Barbados in May and trying to find out if it needs doing again. GP no longer does them and web advice is contradictory. Has anyone been in similar position?

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DamnUserName21 · 04/03/2022 20:00

Did you have the injection followed by a booster 6-12months later?

Initial injection covers you for one year. Initial injection plus booster is good for 25 years (according to Superdrug)

healthclinics.superdrug.com/services/hepatitis-a-vaccination/#:~:text=A%20hepatitis%20A%20vaccine%20requires,further%20boosters%20for%2025%20years.

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DamnUserName21 · 04/03/2022 20:01

If you only had one injection, you need to start over.

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BIWI · 04/03/2022 20:02

You don't need it for Barbados though?

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DamnUserName21 · 04/03/2022 20:09

Sorry, missed that.
It's recommended.

www.fitfortravel.nhs.uk/destinations/caribbean/barbados

Pretty sure I had hep A jab when I went to Barbados 20 years ago.

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BIWI · 04/03/2022 20:11

It's only a vaccine 'to consider' though. it's not one of the essential ones.

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1987qwerty · 04/03/2022 20:24

Thanks for the info.

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