Originally Posted By: slanicek
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I don’t know about the Hep-A shots, but it is true about the Hep-B shots…that it’s a series of 3 shots over a six month period. Verify w/ your doctor, I verified w/ mine.
PaRR, thru some local clinics in Houston and Metairie(subburb of New Orleans) areas, had it arranged so that inspectors could go down and get these shots for free. What I did not personally hear them explain to people, however, was that the series of Hep-B vaccines ARE NOT protecting you against hepatitis until you get that third round in month 6! Hopefully people are not going out into the field thinking they are protected after only the first round.
And yes....there are areas that you will be asked to work in that had flood waters. And, yes, that means areas where all that talked about "toxic sludge" might have been floating around, and is now looking like harmless dirt on the ground. It is still contaminated. Not to mention the mold in all the homes. We were even told that a few inspectors had become sick. People down there are walking around with the disposable "booties" that you can wrap over your shoes/boots so that you can throw them away before you climb back into your car/truck and not track it around with you everywhere. It's not uncommon to see people in the white coveralls or even with breathing masks on.
All of that is not meant to scare anyone to death about going down there to help. Just the reality of the theater. All of the above info was given to me by either my doctor, PaRR, and/or police/military individuals.
Good luck to anyone who pursues this. Just know whats going on down there and protect yourself!