Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Post Vaccines

It has been a week since my Yellow Fever and Typhoid shots were done. Since then, I've felt cold at the end of each day and seem to have a slight fever. At the injection site, there is a bruise like mark that feels itchy.

The Yellow Fever shot in particular stung as it was being injected. The travel Dr said he likens it to getting vinegar sprayed on an open wound. It takes 10 days to build up immunity. It is important you are not allergic to eggs for this one.

Total cost of the vaccines and appointment, $185.

I also got a script for malaria pills just in case I decide venture into infected areas. Plus I was told about an effective oral vaccine for travellers' diarrhea available should I wish.

Of course the nurse and Dr didn't know anything about what was going on with my work and that the likelihood of me going on this trip was shrinking. I didn't want to cancel my appointment and just smiled and thanked them when they wished me a good trip.

So now, I am fully vaccinated for the above diseases. Add to it my previous vaccinations of Hep A & B and recent tetanus; I am pretty set for a lot of places.


  1. Hopefully you'll be able to go as you're all ready for the trip!

  2. Hi Sandra!

    Me too! All this new stress has definitely taken a toll on my enthusiasm though.