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July 28th, 2009 - Vaccination and Immunization

Entry into many countries requires certain immunization and preventive measures against diseases such as Hep A, Hep B, Malaria, and Yellow Fever. International Certificate of Vaccination or Prophylaxis is a mandatory piece of documentation to have in hand for border crossing in many countries. It must be complete and accurate in detail, or the traveler may be detained at many international ports of entry.

I have never imagined that I would volunteer  myself to be stabbed with needles full of viruses, but it had to be done. Couple of days of soreness and agony later, I am now vaccinated against: Measles, Mumps, Rubella, Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis, Polio, Typhoid, Yellow Fever, HEP A and HEP B.

My medical kit contains:

 Antibiotics: Amoxicillin, Ciprofloxacin
 Diarrhea medication: Acetazolamid, Diphen/Atrop
 Motion sickness: Promethazine
 Pain medication: Hydrocodone
 Malaria medication: Mefloquine
 Acute mountain sickness: Dexamethasone (Injection)
 Allergy Medication: Benadryl

The kit also includes insect bite medication, burn ointment, fever reducers, gauze, suture, tape, Band-Aids, disinfectant solution, Quickclot, blister kit,…

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