Immune System Alert Level Yellow

As mentioned previously, I’m going to Niger this summer. I went to see a travel doctor yesterday to make sure that I had all of the necessary powerups… er… vaccines. Based on the risks and my immunization history, here’s what we decided on:

  • Influenza
  • Polio booster
  • Tetanus booster
  • Typhoid
  • Yellow Fever
  • New and Improved Meningitis

All of these but the Typohid (which is live culture in pills, mm!) were injected into my arms yesterday. I imagine my immune system is going shit nuts, but I feel fine. I also got prescriptions for Cipro and Lariam. BTW, should you ever think about doing this, keep in mind that vaccinations are not cheap, except for Influenza. It was ~$15.