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Can Americans get vaccinated in France?

I'm over 60 and have been thinking about getting a shingles vaccine shot, but it's pretty pricey (well over $200). I'll be traveling to France soon, though, and I'm wondering if it's possible to get the vaccine there even if one is a tourist, and just pay for it. I suspect it would be considerably cheaper in the USA even if I had to pay the full cost. Thanks for any current advice on this. ( )
posted by Tom Blees on Sep 2, 2016 - 6 answers

MMR Vaccine only partially administered to infant - what next?

My pediatrician's office accidentally gave my one year old a partial MMR vaccine and now wants to give her a repeat dose. [more inside]
posted by Amizu on Aug 11, 2016 - 18 answers

Do I need a typhoid vaccine for a trip to Hong Kong and Taipei?

I'm taking a trip in six weeks to Hong Kong and Taipei. I called my doctor's office and asked if I needed any vaccines for the trip, and she said because I was staying in cities and not going into the countryside, I didn't need a typhoid vaccine. However, since then, my mother's doctor, my husband's doctor, and my brother's doctor all recommended typhoid vaccine for the same trip. [more inside]
posted by SockISalmon on Nov 8, 2015 - 17 answers

Issues with dropping rabies shots for an older dog?

At our 10-year-old Standard Poodle's last yearly checkup his vet mentioned that he was old enough that they no longer advised vaccinating, making the point that he was old enough that vaccine complications made the risk of vaccinating more significant, and advised that we drop the vaccines. I'm looking for a reality check with other pet owners on how this might conflict with various social logistics around vaccinations... [more inside]
posted by handful of rain on May 13, 2015 - 14 answers

Flu shot injury- file a claim?

I have burstitis from a flu shot I got in fall 2014. Is it worth it to file a claim with the National Vaccine Injury Trust Fund? [more inside]
posted by quiet coyote on Feb 18, 2015 - 6 answers

What did they give me?

Along with everyone in my grade school in the late 1960's (US), I was given some medicine - I think. What was it? [more inside]
posted by AMyNameIs on Feb 2, 2015 - 18 answers

Public health issues and friendship issues re: childhood immunizations

How do I navigate finding and sharing information about unvaccinated populations at my local school when I am friends with at least some of these people? [more inside]
posted by tk on Oct 17, 2014 - 24 answers

Why don't we have a long-term vaccination for rabies?

I went down a rabies rabbit hole a couple of days ago after listening to this Radiolab episode (and today is, coincidentally, World Rabies Day), and I still don't understand why we don't have a long-term vaccine for it like we do for polio or smallpox. [more inside]
posted by Camofrog on Sep 28, 2014 - 25 answers

Are there vaccinations I should get before I explore my sexuality?

I'm mid 30s, gay, currently working in Adelaide, South Australia (my work takes me all over the globe, so some context). I'm wanting to explore my sexuality, but I am wondering if I should visit a doctor to get some vaccinations for STDs? (I've been reading about HPV on ask.mefi) [more inside]
posted by TrinsicWS on Sep 17, 2014 - 11 answers

Woman bit by unvaccinated feral-ish cat. Must wait 10 days for vaccine?

John's unvaccinated, fractious outdoor cat, Wretched Beast, bit Janet when she tired to help John capture the cat so it can go to vet. John and Janet live in Westchester County, New York. John took Janet to the emergency room and has paid her subsequent medical expenses. Janet wants the rabies vaccine. The doctor instructs John to quarantine Wretched Beast for ten days. If at the end of the ten days that cat starts acting rabid then the doctor will administer the rabies vaccine. Janet wants the rabies vaccine NOW. Shouldn't the doctor give the rabies vaccine sooner rather than later? Suppose Wretched Beast doesn't show symptoms for a longer period of time?
posted by anonymous on Apr 2, 2014 - 11 answers

Finishing rabies vaccine course in the US?

I was bit by an animal and started a course of Verorab/Rabipur while traveling in Thailand. How can I finish the course in the US? [more inside]
posted by pravit on Jan 4, 2014 - 6 answers

How much should potential visitors to Israel be worried about polio?

My family has planned, but have not purchased plane tickets for, a trip to see relatives in Israel a couple of months from now. We are concerned about the presence of wild polio virus there, apparently imported from Syria. The CDC is recommending that adults get a booster dose of IPV (the "killed" virus used in the countries, like the US, where polio infection has been essentially eradicated) and that kids are up to date with our vaccination; for our 3-year-old, this would mean getting her last dose of IPV early (though not so early as to violate any guidelines.) But Israeli children are getting OPV, the live vaccine. If I understand correctly, IPV is effective at preventing you from actually getting paralytic polio, but it does not prevent asymptomatic infection with poliovirus. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 16, 2013 - 6 answers

Pro-science Anti-anti-vaccine Animated Web Video from Australia or NZ?

I recently saw a great animated piece expressing exasperation (that I share) with the anti-vaccine, pro-feelgood-pseudoscience crowd. It was from Australia or New Zealand (maybe somewhere in the UK?), it rhymed, it was clever and stylized in a way I want to reference to an artist friend. Ringing any bells for anyone, or have the vaccines rotted your brains, too?
posted by windowbr8r on Sep 19, 2013 - 4 answers

hepatitis A vaccine in seattle?

Where can I pay ~$50 and get a Hepatitis A vaccine in Seattle on a Saturday? I'm near 1st and Virginia. [more inside]
posted by zeek321 on Aug 23, 2013 - 6 answers

How do people enroll in foreign clinical trials?

I want to look into enrolling in an oncology clinical trial that is being conducted in Germany. The lead researcher indicated my being Canadian could be an issue because I would have to live in Germany for the duration of the trial (four months) and because I don't have German health insurance. I know people go to other countries to take part in clinical trials, but how do they do this if they lack health insurance in the country where the trial takes place? [more inside]
posted by Felicity Rilke on Jul 24, 2013 - 7 answers

URGENT advice needed re: rabies inoculation in Russia.

Hi there, My girlfriend was bitten by a cat earlier today in Eastern Russia. Obviously this is a rabies risk area and so she needs to get a rabies inoculation. According to her, when she went to the hospital she was told that if she has the inoculation course she will essentially be incapacitated - unable to swim, go in the sun, or even walk vigorously. Was something lost in translation or is this complete nonsense? I can't find anything online to suggest that these kind of side effects exist for any rabies shots? Please help! Thanks.
posted by FuckingAwesome on Jul 7, 2013 - 17 answers

ID my vaccination scar

What vaccine is routinely given to infants in China currently/within the past 20 years that will leave a small (non-keloid) scar at the injection site? [more inside]
posted by serelliya on Jun 9, 2013 - 16 answers

Should I ask for the rabies immunoglobulin?

Please convince me I'm not going to end up like Tea Cake!! [more inside]
posted by astapasta24 on Mar 17, 2013 - 6 answers

Can't see a doctor until Monday. Could this be a panic attack?

Having classic "panic attack" symptoms; don't know if it's a panic attack, or due to a reaction from medication I'm taking? [more inside]
posted by raintree on Feb 23, 2013 - 11 answers

Edmonston B, Measles, Vaccination?

I just finished reading an article from the New York Times Magazine about controversial anthropologist Napoleon Chagnon. One thing in particular about the article struck me- there is a claim (at least that's how I read it) that measles vaccine caused a breakout of measles in a group of isolated indigenous people that did not have measles exposure or immunity. I'm confused because I'm pretty sure you can't get measles from vaccine. Is there something different about the Edmonston B vaccine? [more inside]
posted by forkisbetter on Feb 21, 2013 - 10 answers

Is this year's flu vaccine effective?

I keep reading stories (1, 2, and this previous question) about how bad this year's flu season is. It's been a few months since the vaccine has been available so have they been able to determine if this year's vaccine matches up with the flu strains that are spreading? Meaning, is this year's flu vaccine actually effective? When is that determination made? [more inside]
posted by exhilaration on Jan 10, 2013 - 25 answers

Is the flu shot at all effective after one week?

I'm travelling up and down the northeast US starting next Sunday. The first person I'm going to see has told me she's coming down with the flu. If I get a flu shot now (or I guess tomorrow since it's Christmas) will it do me any good?
posted by Busoni on Dec 25, 2012 - 17 answers

Do I need to pony up for the JE vaccine?

How to decide if we need to get Japanese encephalitis vaccine for travel to SE Asia? For us? The kids? [more inside]
posted by dublin on Oct 9, 2012 - 12 answers

TB or not TB, that is the unoriginal title joke...

Should I, as an adult, be given the BCG vaccination...? [more inside]
posted by sodium lights the horizon on Feb 16, 2012 - 7 answers

Should my one year old have the MMR vaccine as he has dairy allergies and the MMR vaccine is made from eggs

MMR vaccine and egg allergies [more inside]
posted by Vroom_Vroom_Vroom on Nov 3, 2011 - 11 answers

Could I have acquired rabies from this squirrel?

Is it possible that I could become the first ever documented case of squirrel-to-human rabies transmission? Yesterday at about 11AM Eastern time I was bitten in both thumbs by a half-paralyzed squirrel. [more inside]
posted by r0w on Oct 23, 2011 - 36 answers

I died of cuteness

Rabiesfilter: a cute puppy mouthed me and broke the skin. Do I need to get any shots? [more inside]
posted by grobstein on Aug 7, 2011 - 12 answers

I thought getting clear had something to do with Xenu

I'm a virgin and my girlfriend has HPV. Need some advice about what I should do and what is or is not safe. (Probably NSFW) [more inside]
posted by sickle cell moon on Aug 27, 2010 - 19 answers

Preschool, newborns, and immunizations: beyond here be dragons controversy

Thought I found the perfect preschool for my son. Then I learned the preschool has accepted a couple of not-fully-vaccinated kids. We will have a newborn in the house this fall. Is that a dealbreaker? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 17, 2010 - 42 answers

How can I get a swine flu jab in London?

I live in London and would like to get vaccinated for swine flu. I am not in a "high risk" group. How can I do this? [more inside]
posted by handclaps on Feb 12, 2010 - 13 answers

So how bad is the swine flu??

How blown-up out-of-proportion is the swine flu scare relative to other life-threatening infections/diseases? Is it alarming enough that I need a swine flu shot if I'm going to SE Asia in DEC09/JAN10? [more inside]
posted by gttommy on Dec 7, 2009 - 29 answers

Do vaccines bring you closer to death?

Is there a set quota of white blood cells that the human body produces over its lifetime, and if so do routine vaccines (e.g. the flu) tax the immune system enough to significantly shorten the person's lifespan? [more inside]
posted by foulowl on Nov 19, 2009 - 33 answers

Pandemic flu tourist vaccination

Which European countries currently provide or are planning to provide flu shots (H1N1 strain) openly, without invitation letters or national health insurance? [more inside]
posted by rom1 on Nov 19, 2009 - 4 answers

One fever is more than enough fevers for us

Indian health concerns: typhoid fever and dengue fever. Yes, you are not my doc. [more inside]
posted by tmcw on Nov 13, 2009 - 6 answers

Am I sick because I'm healthy?

Flu vaccine and immunology questions, I have a few. [more inside]
posted by Mountain Goatse on Nov 6, 2009 - 10 answers

Hey, pig piggy pig pig pig...

So, I had probable Swine Flu (H1N1) - do I still need the vaccine? If so, when should I get it? [more inside]
posted by spinifex23 on Nov 2, 2009 - 7 answers

Are there different flu vaccines for Chinese people and roundeyes?

Asking for my sister-in-law: is the swine flu vaccine formulation given to people in China (Shanghai) the same as the US version? [more inside]
posted by Wet Spot on Oct 26, 2009 - 3 answers

Infant: H1N1 flu vaccine now or wait for preservative-free version

Is it worth delaying H1N1 swine flu vaccination for an 8-month-old infant to get the preservative-free version? [more inside]
posted by NortonDC on Oct 23, 2009 - 52 answers

How do I ameliorate my reaction to vaccines?

How do I ameliorate my reaction to vaccines? [more inside]
posted by adipocere on Oct 20, 2009 - 7 answers

H1N1 vaccinations in the SF Bay Area

Do you know where my wife and I can get H1N1 vaccinations in the SF Bay Area BEFORE October 31st? Preferably in the East Bay. [more inside]
posted by gnutron on Oct 19, 2009 - 5 answers

No soup for you!

I have a question about childrens' flu vaccines and insurance. [more inside]
posted by FunkyHelix on Oct 18, 2009 - 3 answers

Best place to get H1N1 (Swine Flu) vaccination?

Best place to get H1N1 (Swine Flu) vaccination? [more inside]
posted by NotSoSimple on Sep 16, 2009 - 11 answers

"poking" around for vaccination information

Where can I find non-biased information relating to the safety of vaccinations for children? [more inside]
posted by burhan on Sep 9, 2009 - 39 answers

Either really lucky or really healthy

I've never had a flu vaccine. But -- I've also never had the flu, either. Am I safe continuing to skip the vaccine for a while longer? [more inside]
posted by EmpressCallipygos on Sep 7, 2009 - 57 answers

Is the H1N1 vaccine inherently more dangerous?

Swine flu vaccine question: If I've gotten the seasonal flu vaccine in the past without any complications, does this mean that I don't have to worry about the "Guillain-Barre syndrome" that hit people in 1976? Or will the H1N1 vaccine be formulated differently that the seasonal flu vaccine? This question is prompted by this article... [more inside]
posted by exhilaration on Aug 16, 2009 - 7 answers

Gardasil off-label for men in SF

Who in San Francisco will prescribe Gardasil off-label to men? I figure there's probably a couple doctors around here doing it. Maybe someone practicing in the gay community? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 30, 2009 - 11 answers

Why does smallpox vaccine need to be given via the percutaneous route?

Why does smallpox vaccine need to be given via the percutaneous route?
posted by feathermeat on Feb 19, 2009 - 2 answers

Is it possible to separate out MMR?

Measles, Mumps, and Rubella: is it possible to get these vaccines in three separate shots instead of one (MMR)? [more inside]
posted by mattbucher on Feb 9, 2009 - 8 answers

Can a vaccine make my cat into a temporary loner?

CatFilter. Can a distemper shot make a cat ... well ... standoffish? [more inside]
posted by grabbingsand on Nov 16, 2008 - 12 answers

Our dog just had an anaphylactic shock reaction to vaccination. Should we cancel our travel plans?

Our dog just had an anaphylactic shock reaction to vaccination. Should we cancel our travel plans? [more inside]
posted by Jacqueline on Jun 16, 2008 - 19 answers

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