photo by Belen Mendez
used by permission morgueFile
Today's the day. In just a little over an hour, Pastormac and I are going to the doctor to receive our travel vaccinations. I can't say exactly how many we're expected to receive but I think there are many. I'll come back later and let you know how it went.
We survived! We got SIX! Count 'em. SIX vaccinations EACH! As we were sitting in the examination room, we were able to overhear the Dr. telling the nurse what shots were needed. I laughed when I overheard her exclaim quietly, "Oh my G**!" I don't think she'd ever given that many shots at one time.
Both arms and one leg were required. Here's what we have now been vaccinated against:
- Yellow Fever
- Tetanus, Diphtheria & Pertussis and
- Hepatitis A & B Combo
We also got a couple of prescriptions we can fill before we leave. One for malaria, should we travel outside of Addis Ababa and another for severe, ahem, tummy troubles.
The shots themselves weren't really all that painful and the result is mostly just sore muscles and tiredness. I'll let you know if either of us develop any other symptoms. The cost was more painful. Nearly $1000 for the two of us together and none of it covered by insurance. Small price to pay really, in order to stay healthy when we travel.