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Vaccines for St. Martin, are they necessary?

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Vaccines for St. Martin, are they necessary?

There is a commercial scaring the public regarding Hep A and B, do you think there is a real danger of contracting these in St. Martin? Our friends are travelling with us and are afraid now due to these ads. What's the story? Should we be running to the doctors for a shot?


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11. Re: Vaccines for St. Martin, are they necessary?

When we were there we ate and drank everything that was put in front of us.Drank the tap water,brushed our teeth in it and never came down with anything.The only thing we steered clear of was the meat in some of the markets,it was laying out where flies were landing on it,turning a little brown.The dutch and the french are more concerned with sanitary conditions than say the dominican republic.

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12. Re: Vaccines for St. Martin, are they necessary?

For nurse Colinka, I think you got Hep A and C mixed up.

There is a vaccine for A not for C. (and there is a vaccine for B, as you said.)

Both B and C are blood and Body fluids - but it's open wound to open wound, not ingestion.

(The censors made that hard to explain)