pricks for medschool

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  1. shorrin

    shorrin the ninth doctor

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    Vaccinations are required for first years and it costs a ton of money.
    I don't have my vaccination card so I have to either get titers drawn or get vaccinated again.
    So far they want:

    MMR
    tetanus
    diptheria
    Hep B

    any you guys have ideas where to get this stuff done for cheap?
     
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  3. Future_Doc

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    Try your local health department. Usually it's just a few dollars a vaccine.
     
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    a public health department. usually will run you around $50 for a vaccination... this is not cheap but is the cheapest you'll find i think unless you have health insurance that'll pay for it.
     
  5. lola

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    This is how much they are in SF:


    Hepatitis B
    3
    0,1,6 months apart
    $50.00each


    MMR
    Max 2
    One month apart
    $55.00 each

    Tetanus and Diptheria (Td)
    1
    Every 10 years
    $15.00
     
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    Easy on the language! Dang, I thought it was for everyone's protection, students and patients, to make sure you have these vaccinations.
     
  7. c33

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    lola,

    I also live in SF, how do you find the public health dept?

    and do you know how much titers run for?
     
  8. shorrin

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    </font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by KDocGirl:
    <strong>Easy on the language! Dang, I thought it was for everyone's protection, students and patients, to make sure you have these vaccinations.</strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">easy on the language? heck I thought I was just being funny. you know pricks, as in needle pricks...

    oh well, I made myself laugh. :D
     
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    <a href="http://www.dph.sf.ca.us/Services/AdultImmunClin.htm" target="_blank">http://www.dph.sf.ca.us/Services/AdultImmunClin.htm</a>

    here's the website for the travel clinic. i recently went to belize and had to get a vaccine. it's near the civic center. you also might want to call to make sure there's not another clinic (non-travel) that is cheaper.
     
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    usually, counties have a public health dept.

    So if you live in XYZ County, there is usually an XYZ Public Health Dept. if there isn't one in yours, maybe the county is "small" in size or number. But i do know that most counties have a public health dept. Go into google and type in: "(Your County name) County Public Health"
    Tweets
     
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    I was able to get the Twinrix (hep A & B combined vaccine) for just $5 more than the hep B only vaccine. I thought that was a pretty good deal ($150 for all 3 shots rather than $45 each for 6 shots). I plan on doing foreign medical work so I would have eventually needed the Hep A.

    If you can't find your vaccination card you might want to check with your school (elem/high school or college). Chances are you had to prove you were vaccinated when you enrolled. Maybe they still have copies. It's certainly worth a try.
     
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    </font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by shorrin:
    <strong> </font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by KDocGirl:
    <strong>Easy on the language! Dang, I thought it was for everyone's protection, students and patients, to make sure you have these vaccinations.</strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">easy on the language? heck I thought I was just being funny. you know pricks, as in needle pricks...

    oh well, I made myself laugh. :D </strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">I thought your humor was wonderful :)

    I applaude you!

    <img border="0" alt="[Clappy]" title="" src="graemlins/clappy.gif" /> <img border="0" alt="[Clappy]" title="" src="graemlins/clappy.gif" /> <img border="0" alt="[Clappy]" title="" src="graemlins/clappy.gif" /> <img border="0" alt="[Clappy]" title="" src="graemlins/clappy.gif" /> <img border="0" alt="[Clappy]" title="" src="graemlins/clappy.gif" />
     
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    I think the pricks for medical school are all those gunners! :mad: <img border="0" title="" alt="[Wink]" src="wink.gif" />

    p.s. Someone suggested to try your college health center if you're still there on school health insurance. :) It might be your cheapest option .
     
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    How do you get your vaccination card?
     
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    ask your parents, guardian, etc.. they should have one for you from when you were little.
     
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    Most schools will understand if you don't have health insurance if you promise to get them done during orientation when your school's health insurance kicks in...which it will be free (at least this worked for graduate school for me) however, you should actually be able to get your records from your pediatrician, family doctor or primary schools (or even the college you attend)? You don't need a card you just have to have a dr sign....
     
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    You had to have a record of some of those vaccinations (some are childhood) when you entered your undergraduate college. Just call them up and they will send you a copy. That's how I got a copy of my immunization record.
     
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    </font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by shorrin:
    <strong> </font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by KDocGirl:
    <strong>Easy on the language! Dang, I thought it was for everyone's protection, students and patients, to make sure you have these vaccinations.</strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">easy on the language? heck I thought I was just being funny. you know pricks, as in needle pricks...

    oh well, I made myself laugh. :D </strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">I thought the title was quite clever. :D
     
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    </font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by shorrin:
    <strong> </font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by KDocGirl:
    <strong>Easy on the language! Dang, I thought it was for everyone's protection, students and patients, to make sure you have these vaccinations.</strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">easy on the language? heck I thought I was just being funny. you know pricks, as in needle pricks...

    oh well, I made myself laugh. :D </strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Man, I must be cramming for my anatomy final too much. That joke just bypassed me! Good title :)
     
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    just get your blood drawn. all it takes is one 10 ml tiger top tube. :)

    </font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by shorrin:
    <strong>Vaccinations are required for first years and it costs a ton of money.
    I don't have my vaccination card so I have to either get titers drawn or get vaccinated again.
    So far they want:

    MMR
    tetanus
    diptheria
    Hep B

    any you guys have ideas where to get this stuff done for cheap?</strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">
     
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    shorrin,

    the chicago department of public health operates several free vaccination clinics throughout the city: <a href="http://www.ci.chi.il.us/Health/Fasttrak.html" target="_blank">CDPH clinics</a>

    I'm not totally sure, though, if these are open to absolutely everyone (or perhaps only those on state aid), so you might want to call to be sure.
     
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    Hey thanks you guys!!! You're all going to be awesome problem solving physicians! :)

    Thanks for the tip sandflea! CDPH come and stick me. <img border="0" title="" alt="[Wink]" src="wink.gif" />
     
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    anyone know if these public health depts do titers as well?
     
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    Hey, just a quick note. When i started volunteering at a hospital, they did serum levels for MMR on me to make sure I was all set. Well, my mumps titre came back negative! I was told that back in the 70s when I got mine, the MMR vaccine wasn't the greatest. Now, if I hadn't had my titres checked, I would probably have never known. I could have come down with mumps! Guys (and even girls) should definitely get checked out!
     
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    What are these "70s" you speak of? :confused:
     
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    </font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by gmendese:
    <strong>Hey, just a quick note. When i started volunteering at a hospital, they did serum levels for MMR on me to make sure I was all set. Well, my mumps titre came back negative! I was told that back in the 70s when I got mine, the MMR vaccine wasn't the greatest. Now, if I hadn't had my titres checked, I would probably have never known. I could have come down with mumps! Guys (and even girls) should definitely get checked out!</strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">You probably only had one MMR (all that was required back in the dark ages) instead of the current two. It seems odd to have to get a childhood vaccination at my age! :rolleyes:
     
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    </font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by Doctora Foxy:
    <strong>What are these "70s" you speak of? :confused: </strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Look back in your history textbooks. It was the age of disco & bell bottoms. We listened to something called records and cable TV hadn't taken hold.

    You wouldn't have survived long back then...no SDN bulletin boards to hang out on! <img border="0" title="" alt="[Eek!]" src="eek.gif" /> <img border="0" alt="[Laughy]" title="" src="graemlins/laughy.gif" /> <img border="0" title="" alt="[Frown]" src="frown.gif" />
     
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    the cdc has all the info you could want about these vaccines. For mumps vaccination the potential side effects are minimal but the actual disease could cause sterility and menigitis. Better be safe than sorry.

    <a href="http://www.cdc.gov/nip/" target="_blank">http://www.cdc.gov/nip/</a>
     

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