vaccinations

Discussion in 'Air Force Academy - USAFA' started by carp28, May 19, 2010.

  1. carp28

    carp28 Candidate

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    would it be a good idea to get all the required vaccinations before I day, I read somewhere they would give you whatever you do not have; however I also read that its really a pain and just more stress the first few days. any suggestions?
     
  2. falcongirl

    falcongirl USAFA grad

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    I say definitely get the shots before I-day. I got the polio booster and Hep shot about a month ago, and they HURT. Seems to me that sore arms would just add to the stress of I-day and the first days at USAFA.
     
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    DK6732 USAFA Cadet

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    Yeah get them done now so you can skip all the needles and stuff. I got mine done a month ago.
     
  4. Redbull{wings}

    Redbull{wings} Member

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    I got mine too. They can make your arms sore and while its not too bad why not just avoid it all together? Besides less waiting on I-Day.
     
  5. greentrees

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    Definitely get them before I-day -- you don't want to get them during in-processing. As others said your arm might be sore and you don't need anything hampering your physical performance.
    Also -- you never know if you'll react to the Hep A and you definitely don't want to have reaction then.
    Good luck!
     
  6. CadCandMateus

    CadCandMateus Recent Grad

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    They can't beat you the first couple days any way.
     
  7. PDub

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    While I'd also recommend gettting them out of the way, it's really not a big deal. You're arm will be sore anyway from the large quantity of blood drawn (five or six test-tube sized containers, I believe). And physical exercise won't be a big deal for the first few days, so it really just comes down to stress.
     

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