Help Need Hep A & B Shots in India

#1 Dec 11th, 2005, 07:08
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Help! I seem to have run out of time and can only have the first series of shots for Hep A and B in Australia. The second dose need to be administered a month later so will need to get them done in India in Delhi.

Can anyone please tell me if they have had this done before and how they went about it?

Thanks in Advance for your replies.
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I can tell you definitely they are available in India. Contact a doctor or hospital when it's near time.
No worries
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Waiting List?

Thanks Bijapuri,

Is there a long waiting list for most doctors? I need to have my shots on the 8th of Jan - my last day in Delhi how far in advance should I make an appointment? Do you think that a week would be sufficient. Also if anyone knows of any good doctors near Paharganj it would be much appreciated if you could let me know.
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Just go to any doctor's clinic without any appointment and you can get your shots done with in a jiffy!!! If you don't have the shots with you then you may have to buy them first for which you may need a doctor's prescription but in many cases it may also not be required and you can just buy it off the counter in most medical shops. I suppose you know what it is called from the ones you have already taken in Australia.

Hope this helps.

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If you are in Delhi don't visit any doctor in Paharganj. I can recommend you east-west medical center in Greater Kaliash. I have been here before and its very good (private clinic).

Address: B-28 Greater Kailash, Part I, New Delhi - 110 003, India
Phone: +(91)-(11)-24699229/24623738/24690429
Fax: +(91)-(11)-24690429/24632382
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Thanks so much guys. As it turned out I didn't realise you could get Hep A and B and then get another shot six months later, I was only informed of the accelerated Hep A and B program which you have to have on the 1st day, the 7th day and then 21 days later. So as it turns out I am all clear as I was still eligible for the 1st option. Hope this thread helps someone else though.

Thanks So Much

Aadil do you still want to meet up for coffee in Mumbai when I get there?
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Hi,
I've had my hep a but deciding on hep b.
massive hassle with my doctors means i'm slightly wary of doing it but not sure how vital it is. i get the whole nothing is as important as your health. but does every traveller have hep b, as its not required and only an option.
thanks
xx
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Originally Posted by jc136376 Thanks so much guys. As it turned out I didn't realise you could get Hep A and B and then get another shot six months later, I was only informed of the accelerated Hep A and B program which you have to have on the 1st day, the 7th day and then 21 days later. So as it turns out I am all clear as I was still eligible for the 1st option. Hope this thread helps someone else though.

Thanks So Much

Aadil do you still want to meet up for coffee in Mumbai when I get there?
Hi there,

Sure would enjoy meeting up for a cup of coffee or tea if you are interested too!!! Don't want to force a meeting!!! And like I said before it would be a pleasure to show you around my city too. Just let me know when you will be here finally and I will adjust my working days accordingly.

Cheers,
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Originally Posted by kitten I've had my hep a but deciding on hep b.
massive hassle with my doctors means i'm slightly wary of doing it but not sure how vital it is. i get the whole nothing is as important as your health. but does every traveller have hep b, as its not required and only an option.
thanks
I got Hep B (the disease) in India, so as far as I'm concerned, you should definitely get the vaccine!
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If you are buying the vaccine in India choose a big medical shop. The shots should be stored properly.
Both the vaccines are produced in India & quite cheap.
No you dont need a prescription to buy the vaccine.
After buying the vaccine ask the shop keeper about a near by place where a doctor or a compounder would administer the same.
I do recommend having both the vaccines.
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Hep A is transmitted via the fecal-oral route; that is via poor sanitation, food, drink, lack of hand washing, etc. Hep B has the same risks factors as HIV, blood, needles, sex, tatooing, piercing.

Both are among the safest vaccines with minimal side effects and are on the list of required pediatric vaccines in the U.S. That being said, you can by choice avoid all of the above risks for Hep B and lower your chance of getting it immensely. On the other hand, other than by not eating, there is no way to avoid Hep A (an exageration, but you get the idea).

So if I had to choose one, I would choose Hep A. If you have not yet started your series, you can also try one of the combined A & B vaccines.
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I just had the twin Hep A and B combined. It was easy. Sore for a hour but then ok. The timing is month 1 month 2 and month 6
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i am currently in india without hep a protection, and want to get the immuglobin shot. is it also safe/easy to ge there? it is effective immediately an lasts 3-6 months, which is exactly what i need.
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Even in your situation getting the Hep A Vax is probably the best bet. There are several studies on last minute vaccination with Hep A vax suggesting that one shot rapidly provides protection in 95+% of people. Gamma globulin at the highest dose only is active for something like 3 months, whereas Hep A will last for at least a year. Get the Hep A booster when you get home and you are good for 10+ years.

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