Alhumdillah I have been accepted for my midwifery internship.
I'll be doing pre and postnatal exams, well baby checks,
deliveries. So yes, dealing with other peoples body fluids.
I have never had Hep A or Hep B immunizations.
They weren't even part of shots back when my kids 30 yrs ago got their
childhood shots. My doctor even advised the Dt (whooping cough)
cause my last vaccination was when I was a kid and I am nearling 50.
Whooping cough seems to be making a mini come back in some communitites.
When I inquired if they required any vaccinations for staff or interns
the director said no and that the director themselves is one of those anti vaccination thinking folks. I myself am middle road, I am not anti vaccination nor one who will take everyone available and I love to check titers before
getting something (ie: MMR, etc)
I'd sure like some opinions from those here in the medical field,
Is Hep A and Hep B an actual problem?
Should I go a head and get vaccinated (in your opinions)?
Thank you for any wisdom you can share with me