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Lost vaccine records

Posted Jun 13 2009 12:31am 1 Comment

Hi,
Thanks for putting together your website. It’s very informative! I have a quick question I’m hoping you can help me with. I’m about to do some long-term travel either in Eastern Europe or Latin America or perhaps both. My problem is that I really don’t know my adult vaccination history (I’m 38). I noticed that you mention a blood test that can tell if you’ve been immunized against Hepatatis B. Are there other tests that can tell what other vaccines I’ve had?
Thanks in advance,
Ed

Thanks for the kind words, first off! This is a very common problem and easy to take care of. Either the records got lost, misplaced or destroyed, some people don’t have copies of their childhood immunization records. 

Blood titers can be drawn by your doctor and can tell if you have immunity to a certain disease, either through exposure to the illness or a vaccine. Some common disease titers include:
Hepatitis A and B
Varicella (chicken pox)
Rubella
Measles
Mumps

There are others on the list, as well as these. If you are unsure of your “level of protection” with respect to a certain disease, before you get the vaccine, check your titer. It may save you an un-necessary shot!

AdventureDoc

Filed under: Travel Health | Tagged: adventure doc, blood titers, lost vaccine records, proof of immunization, travel, travel medicine

Hi,
Thanks for putting together your website. It’s very informative! I have a quick question I’m hoping you can help me with. I’m about to do some long-term travel either in Eastern Europe or Latin America or perhaps both. My problem is that I really don’t know my adult vaccination history (I’m 38). I noticed that you mention a blood test that can tell if you’ve been immunized against Hepatatis B. Are there other tests that can tell what other vaccines I’ve had?
Thanks in advance,
Ed

Thanks for the kind words, first off! This is a very common problem and easy to take care of. Either the records got lost, misplaced or destroyed, some people don’t have copies of their childhood immunization records. 

Blood titers can be drawn by your doctor and can tell if you have immunity to a certain disease, either through exposure to the illness or a vaccine. Some common disease titers include:
Hepatitis A and B
Varicella (chicken pox)
Rubella
Measles
Mumps

There are others on the list, as well as these. If you are unsure of your “level of protection” with respect to a certain disease, before you get the vaccine, check your titer. It may save you an un-necessary shot!

AdventureDoc

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HELLO SIR,

I AM PATIENT OF HEPATATIS B DETECTED IN AUGUST 2010.I AM RIGHT NOW IN MUMBAI .MY MARRIAGE TOOK PLACE IN U.P. IN MAY 2010 BUT AFTER AROUND STAYING WITH MY WIFE FOR 10 DAYS I CAME FOR STUDIES AND I GOT THESE DISEASE DETECTED.I AM CONSUMING NOW AMRUTARISHTRA AND D-LIVER CARE SYRUP TWICE A DAY AS SUGGESTED BY MY FAMILY PHYSICIAN .PLEASE LET ME KNOW IS IT SUFFICIENT TO PROTECT MY LIVER FROM FURTHER DAMAGE.AND HOW CAN I DO SEX WITH MY WIFE AS I NEED TO GO IN MAY 2011 TO MY WIFE AND YOU MAY UNDERSTAND ITS NECESSARY TO CARRY ON MY GENERATION (CHILD) .PLEASE LET ME SUGGESTIVE MEASURE FOR ME AND MY WIFE.SHE IS STILL NOT DETECTED POSITIVE WITH THIS DISEASE.MY EMAIL ID IS arunpandey159@gmail.com
THANKING YOU
ARUN PANDEY
9175511582
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