Monday, January 21, 2008

A Shot In the Arm

What vaccinations are needed for traveling to Ethiopia?

I still probably have several months before my referral and travel to Ethiopia. It's time to go and gets shots. You have to start early because you need a series of shots and they have to be spread out over the months.

My father called to let me know that he had gotten his first shots. He's ahead of me and I'm okay with that. He paid someone $50 to stick him in the arm but he told me they used an extra sharp needle so it wasn't that bad.

Here is the run down of the shots that we need.
We have decided to take the combined Hep A and Hep B shots. It means 3 shots instead of 5. I've also found out that county health departments are about half as much as going to travel clinics.


Julie said...

We spent approximately $1000/person for all our shots and medication going the travel clinic route. Smart of you to try to find a less expensive way to get vaccinated!

VALARIE - Single, Ethiopian-bound, mother-to-be of two bright-eyed Ethio children. said...

I'm glad too. The shots for my dad are $50 x 3 for the combined Hep A/B and $90 for me here in Illinois.

graceling said...

I have never heard of an extra-sharp needle... hmmm:)

Isn't it funny how we pay people to jab us with needles? Or, for instance, my bill actually reflects an "administration fee."

If I had jabbed the needle into myself (I'm qualified as an RN) would they have billed less?

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