Thursday, July 26, 2007


I was recently asked (hi, Anne!) what vaccinations I got for my visit to India. Here's my card:

The List:

  • Typhoid (three oral dose series)
  • Polio
  • Meningitis
  • Tetanus
  • Diptheria
  • Hepatitis A & B (3 shot series)
  • Pneumococcal
  • Japanese encephilitis (3 shot series)
  • rabies (the first 3 of a 6 shot series; remaining 3 only if exposed)

I got all but the last three before my first visit in 2005; the last three were added for this trip because of its duration. I also take mefloquine once a week as a guard against malaria.

Of course, none of my Indian friends/coworkers take antimalarials, nor have they had many of these vaccines.

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