posted on Jul, 23 2006 @ 12:33 AM
I recently had the first of two Hepatitis shots -- the vaccine for Hepatitis is given in two parts several months apart -- in anticipation of a cruise
that me and my wife will be going on this October. I didn't do any research about the vaccine. I simply accepted the fact that contracting
Hepatitis is far worse than the rather low chance that I would have any ill effects from the injection.
Aside from the "pin prick" that any injection causes, I suffered no ill effects from this injection whatsoever. If there were any effects at all,
the only thing that I noticed was a sense of fatigue and "sleepiness". After a good nights rest, I woke up the next day feeling absolutely fine.
Go ahead and have the injection -- especially if you are, or will be, in an area where Hepatitis A and/or B are prevalent. This is a very common
vaccine and, frankly, if there were any "problems" with this vaccine, I am certain that it would be known and that the public would be aware of it.
So suck it in, get your shot and if you are "brave", there might be a lolly-pop in it for you afterwards.