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Needles, pills, more needles and some more pills

In Documentary work, Ethiopia, Giving Back on October 29, 2010 at 9:53 am

This has been the week of immunization to end all weeks of immunization. It started last Wednesday with five shots from my doctor with hepatitis A and B. Meningococcus, Measles, mumps and rubella, Tetanus. Yesterday I was lucky enough to get the Yellow Fever and Polio shots. This morning I started taking the Typhoid pills (1 every other day for a week). Of course I have some antibiotics on hand in case I get sick out there. I also have the malaria pills. I guess I got the cheap ones that can give you some crazy dreams and do your head in a bit. However yesterday at the travel clinic the doctor suggested I get the better quality ones  as they don’t make you crazy so even though they are $300.00 for a months dose it might be the way to go. I think that brings me up to date minus the last Hep A and B shot before I leave. I will not even begin to talk about the possible side effect from all of this stuff. Lets just say my brain could swell and I could die. All that even before I get to Ethiopia. Anyway I’m feeling a bit under the weather today so I will take  it easy and just wait for my new computer to be delivered from FedEx.