Travel Health: Fourth and Final Visit for Vaccination Booster Shots (for a while)

[Montréal, Québec, Canada  26°C] This morning I cycled to the Clinique Santé-voyage for a fourth immunization visit. During my first visit on January 13 of this year, I received many vaccinations: polio, Tetanus/Diphtheria, Hepatitis A (first of two shots), Hepatitis B (first of three shots), typhoid Fever and I also a tuberculin skin test (I was unable to get the second one within the time frame, so will need to do it again if I want results).

On January 20th, I returned for a Yellow Fever and Meningococcal Meningitis. A third visit was on February 10 for my only cholera shot and the second booster of Hepatitis B. I also had to decide whether or not to get a prescription for anti-malarial pills based on possible side-effects. Today was my last visit to get final boosters for Hepatitis A (second of two) and Hepatitis B (third of three).

Below are images of the pages in my Travel Immunization Record that testify to my vaccination diet over the last little while.

One Yellow Fever vaccine is good for ten years. yellow_fever

One polio shot is for life.  One Tetanus Diphtheria shot is good for 10 years. polio_tetanus

Two Hepatitis A shots are good for 20 years or more. hep_a

Three Hepatitis B shots are god for 15 years or more. hep_b

One Meningitis vaccine is good for about five years. meningitis

One series of Typhoid Fever pills are good for seven years. typhoid_fever

My Travel Immunization record does not indicate the validity of my single Cholera shot. I’ll have to find out how long it is good for. cholera


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