Volunteer preparation – step 1

In case you’ve not seen it, I’ve started a new blog with my friend about a volunteering trip we’re going on to the Philippines. Take a look around if you have time – we’d love you to join our journey via the blog :o)

Helping hands for Tacloban

I am turning into a pin cushion. On Monday I had injections in my gums so I could have a filling replaced. Today I had an injection in each arm; rabies in the right, Hepatitis B in the left.

I knew I’d probably have to have a couple of immunisations before I went to the Philippines. What I didn’t realise was how many, or how much it would cost. Today, in return for the promise if a lot more needles….

  • Tetanus (done)
  • Polio (done)
  • Diphtheria (done)
  • Hep A
  • Hep B x 2 more
  • Typhoid
  • Japanese encephalitis x 2
  • Rabies x 1 more

….I have parted with £442. (And that is with a discount! I assume for bulk buying…). I must have looked a bit shocked as the nurse said I could ‘probably risk not having a couple of them’.

Me: Which ones?

Nurse: Rabies is probably low risk

Me: And…

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