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#1 of 3 Old 06-30-2013, 06:39 PM - Thread Starter
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Hi Dr. Sears,

 

We will be travelling to Costa Rica toward the end of the year.  Our daughter, age 7, has been selectively vaccinated:  She's had full vax for DTaP, IPV and has had one dose of measles only (no mumps or rubella).  She had 2 doses of Hep B but I never got the 3rd shot.

 

She has had some reactions to the shots, she also currently has some spectrum issues including Sensory Processing Disorder and Oppositional-Defiant Disorder.  We are under the care of a homeopathic dr. with whom we are having some success with treatments. 

 

My question is:  How important is it to give her the Hep A shot?  And are there any other considerations specifically for Costa Rica?

 

I would prefer to avoid the vaccination if at all possible.  What are your thoughts?  Thanks so much in advance.

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Bumping up your post to bring it to Dr. Sears attention.


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She is protected against what she needs for Costa Rica.  Hep A is pretty harmless, so I wouldn't bother with that vaccine

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