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Subject: Re: Flu Shots Date: 11/21/2000 11:47 AM
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You should be able to get hepatitis A and B vaccines if you fall into risk categories for them. For example, if you are travelling to Mexico, or Central or South America, Africa or Asia, you should be able to get hepatitis A vaccine:
http://www.cdc.gov/epo/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/rr4812a1.htm

Hepatitis B vaccine is recommended for people who have more than one sexual partner in the last six months, gay men, IV drug users etc:
http://aepo-xdv-www.epo.cdc.gov/wonder/prevguid/m0033405/m0033405.htm

Pertussis usually causes cough in adults, who remain the reservoir for children. There has been discussion about immunizing adults with acellular pertussis vaccine to eliminate the reservoir for children, but there is no vaccine with the decreased dose of diphtheria used in adults. So pertussis vaccine is not recommended in adults.
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