Before I leave in August I thought I should have a pre-departure doctor’s visit. Everything checks out and I’m good to. I figured it would be but I might as well play it safe and double check while I still have health insurance.
My last visit to the doctor was in December to get some vaccinations. Before December I hadn’t had a dose of dead\weakened virus injected into me in many years. Not a flu vaccine or the bogus H1N1 B.S. the media was flipping out about this past year. Since that doctors visit in December I’ve become immune to
- Hepatitus A – lifetime
- Hepatitus B – lifetime
- Typhoid – 7 years
- Yellow Fever – 10 years
- Tetanus\Diptheria\Pertussis booster – 10 years
I think I’m vaccinated against anything I can run into in Central and South America that I can be vaccinated against. Now all I have to worry about is malaria, dengue fever, worms, travelers diarrhea, and other nuisances like bed bugs, non-infectious mosquitoes, sunburn (this is a big one for a pasty white guy) and blisters\rashes. I guess life can’t always be filled with sunshine and smell like roses.