I'm 22 and I received all the usual vaccinations that you...

Question: 

I'm 22 and I received all the usual vaccinations that you get in school so do I need a booster shot of the hepatitis or tetanus vaccine before I go to a Mexican resort?

Answer: 

If you received a complete series of hepatitis B in school, you should not need a booster. If you received your grade 9 tetanus shot, the booster would be due 10 years later (typically around age 24).

If you are travelling, it is important to know what other vaccines you need before you go.  It is recommended that you contact your local travel clinic preferably six weeks before you travel for information on vaccines recommended for your travel destination.  You can find a list of travel clinics in BC here.

You can find more information on travel vaccinations here.

Immunization Nurse