Ok, so I said I’d write a post about the vaccines I’m getting for my trip so here is my first attempt. Almost a week later and I’m still not a 100% from my 4 vaccines in 1 go. On top of that, I started an oral typhoid vaccine on Friday. You have to take one pill every other day for a week (4 pills). So far my side effects with that vaccine have been headache, nausea, and light-headedness. It cost $67 USD. The 4 I got last Monday were Hepatitis B (the first in a series of 3) for $85 USD, MMR Booster for $98 USD, Pneumococcal for $90 USD, and Yellow Fever for $135 USD. I also got a TB test for $40 USD and the office visit cost $58 USD. The side effects I experienced with these vaccines were, to put it bluntly, severe. Within an hour, I had started shaking uncontrollably. I had a high fever and intense body chills that felt like my body was being scraped by brillo pads. I was slightly delirious, had no appetite and was thirsty all the time. It was horrible.
I was supposed to get another 2 vaccines on Wednesday, but I was still feeling like shit and when I came in to get my TB test read, the nurse took one look at me and said “You aren’t getting any vaccines today”.
I have another 3 vaccines to get before I leave. One of them is the 2nd Hep B shot. I can’t remember what the other 2 are, probably because I became violently ill after the appointment.
As I said, still not fully recovered, so I think I’ll end it there. Bleehhhhhh.