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Old 08-02-2005, 11:45 AM   #1
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Is it safe to get vaccinations whilst taking antibiotics?

Hi,

I'm going to Cuba in a few weeks and I need to get vaccinations - pronto. The thing is i'm currently taking strong antibiotics for a cough. Do I need to wait until I've finished my antibiotics?

Thanks so much
Eamon

 
Old 08-02-2005, 01:13 PM   #2
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Re: Is it safe to get vaccinations whilst taking antibiotics?

i've nver heard that. i doubt that it makes a difference. but the doctor who vaccinates you should be able to asnwer that question.

 
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Old 08-02-2005, 05:40 PM   #3
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Re: Is it safe to get vaccinations whilst taking antibiotics?

In children, it's recommended that they be infection free for 30 days before receiving vaccines. Many doctors ignore that advice, however. My daughter with autism's doctor was one of them.

 
Old 09-21-2007, 01:18 PM   #4
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Re: Is it safe to get vaccinations whilst taking antibiotics?

Hi...did eamon get his vaccinations without any delays ok?

I'm off to Africa in two weeks and need amongst other things Yellow Fever vacc..... have just started amoxcillin for a chest infection. Will I be clear to have jab??

 
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