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Hep A and B together??

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1. Posted by Hannahwa (Budding Member 33 posts) 10y

Hey,

I have heard a rumor that you can get Hep A and B combined, and it is free? is this true?

Thanks

Han

2. Posted by steff (Travel Guru 1160 posts) 10y

Yup, got both Hep A and B combined in three sessions over a year, but had to pay around 200 Euro for the shots. Would be surprised to hear you can get it for free.

3. Posted by Twinkle (Travel Guru 1112 posts) 10y

Yeah its true and over here in the UK its free!I got my vaccines last year and I didnt get the option of it so had to have Hep A plus booster and now Im having to have the 3 Hep B!Ouch, thats a lot of needles!But my mate who Im travelling with went last week for his injections and hes having the combined one and isnt being charged for it!

4. Posted by Gelli (Travel Guru 2457 posts) 10y

If you say you want it just because you want to be safe, youy should get it free, although some people whio say its because they are going trvalling end up paying. No idea why. And yers, you want the twinrix double vacc. You do 2 about a month apart, and then another after 6 months which extends you for 10 years.

5. Posted by Q' (Travel Guru 1987 posts) 10y

I'd only be interested in getting the Hep A. My mom gave me the Hep B already.

6. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 10y

Quoting Q_Zhang

I'd only be interested in getting the Hep A. My mom gave me the Hep B already.

Why didn't she give you the Hep A also??

Hep A is a series of 2 injections at 0 and 6 months.

(Or did I just miss a joke in there somewhere?)

[ Edit: Fixed typo ]

7. Posted by Reece Sanford (Travel Guru 1368 posts) 10y

Quoting Q_Zhang

My mom gave me the Hep B already.

Thats not very nice your mum giving you Hep B

8. Posted by Q' (Travel Guru 1987 posts) 10y

Quoting Isadora

Quoting Q_Zhang

I'd only be interested in getting the Hep A. My mom gave me the Hep B already.

Why didn't she give you the Hep A also??

Hep A is a series of 2 injections at 0 and 6 months.

(Or did I just miss a joke in there somewhere?)

I've had Hep B since I was in my mum's tummy. As is common in a lot of asian families, my grandmother had it, she passed it to my mum, who passed it on to me. It hasn't affected me in the least all my life. I just have to warn people around me not to touch my blood if they have open wounds of their own. Even then I think you can get shots for it.

9. Posted by GregW (Travel Guru 2635 posts) 10y

The drug that protects against both HEP A and B is called Twinrix. It is a series of three doses, with the second dose given at least 1 month after the first and the third dose given at least 6 months after the first. There is an "accelerated" program where they give the first two doses within 2 weeks of each other if you are planning on travelling in the very near future.

Greg