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    Vaccinations for 5th semester

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    Were you required to show your immunizations card showing that you've had all your shots before starting 5th semester?

    I'm a little concerned now b/c I can't remember when the last time I've had my Hep shot's and I have no clue where my immunization card is at showing the last dates. I know if I get my Hep shots here on the island, I can manage to get the first two of the 3 shot series, but I won't be able to get the 3rd one until I'm off the island and way after 5th has started. Will they let me start if I've had at least half of the series?

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    get titers

    get titers of the various immunizations required from yoru blood, will be proof for tehclinical site to see if uve had them before...

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    shots

    The only time you need to show proof of shots is when appyling to the island. You never have to show a vaccine card or any other documents when you get here or when you leave.
    You only need them to get your visa prior to arriving.

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    Re: get titers

    Quote Originally Posted by suktinder
    get titers of the various immunizations required from yoru blood, will be proof for tehclinical site to see if uve had them before...
    How long does it usually take to get titers?
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    titers

    you do need proof of immunization for clinical roatations, so get em done now. titers dont take long, but are very expensive. if you have the time, its cheaper to just get revaccinated.

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    shots

    In the middle of clinical rotations and haven't had to show proof of anything.

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    titers

    LSU1000,

    where are u currently rotating and where were your previous rotations? king's county said they require titers for all the vaccinations and since my insurance, (ross' health insurance) doens't cover it...it comes out to be around $1200. i hope my immunization card would be enough proof!

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    The series of immunizations consists of three injections of the hepatitis B antigen given over a period of 6 months. When injected into the recipient, the antigen causes the host to make antibodies against it. The host, then having antibodies against hepatitis B surface antigen, will make those antibodies if presented (exposed) with the entire Hepatitis B particle. Thus, the host is immune against infection from Hepatitis B. Immunity is conferred after vaccination in 85-90% of persons and is proven by finding a titer greater than 10 mIU/mL of surface antibody in the vaccine recipient.

    The United States Task Force on Adult Immunization recommends that adults receiving hepatitis B vaccination have a titer to check for immunity 1-6 months after completing the series. The vaccine must be given in the deltoid muscle of the upper arm to maximize effectiveness in adults. It is not absorbed as well when administered in the hip in adults. However, the anterolateral thigh is the preferred site for infants. If the titer is below 10 mIU/mL 1-6 months after the initial vaccination series is completed, the individual is not considered to be immune and the Task Force recommends giving an additional dose. The titers should again be measured 6 months later. These additional doses of Hepatitis B Vaccine can be given up to 3 times until the titer rises above 10.

    Many hospitals and health care institutions offer free titer testing to employees and students. In my mind I want to show proof to myself, rather than the institution.
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