So on thursday I went to the doctors to see what vaccinations I need. The travel nurse spent an hour working it out. I had a list of what I’ve had in the past and when and so what I still have immunity to, and kept saying I need everything else. After an hour, she said, yep you need everything.
Here’s what I already have, and so don’t need again right now:
Diphtheria/Tetanus (vaccinated 9 Feb 2001, valid for 10 years)
Polio (vaccinated 9 Feb 2001, valid for 10 years)
Yellow Fever (vaccinated 14 May 2001, valid for 10 years)
Here’s what I need again:
Typhoid (vaccinated 15 May 2008, valid for 3 years)
Hep A and B (first on 15 May 2008, need again on 22 May 2008, 6 June 2008 and 15 May 2009, then valid for 10 years)
MMR (travel nurse wants to give me a booster just to be sure)
Meningitis (immunity ran out in June 2006)
Rabies (three injections)
So that means I’ve had two injections already, and from the look of it, need many more before I go, with one more for Hep A and B when I get to Australia to complete the course. Good thing I’m not scared of needles!