Oh, goodness! Tomorrow is my second round of immunizations, this time including the scary “live” yellow fever vaccine. I must admit, I’m terrified.
In reading about the risks of the yellow fever vaccine at the CDC’s web site, the only added risk I may present is my age, over 60. Darned that age thing! Then again, if we weren’t so old we wouldn’t be retiring and wouldn’t be spending seven months in Africa.
I can’t recall any time in my 45-year career that I could have gone to Africa, planning vaccinations well in advance and taking off the required time for receiving the vaccinations, preparations, and actual travel time.
Tom begins his vaccinations at the end of May with nary a worry or concern. Its a guy thing…toughing it out.