2 Nurses on a Mission: Vaccinations

I always knew I lived in a good place but when I saw the list of recommended vaccinations for my upcoming trip to Haiti it really made me take a minute or two to say a prayer of thanks. Vaccines for typhoid, Hepatitis A and B, Measles, Mumps, Rubella, tetanus, and malaria prophylaxis are all on my to-do list plus there are others not offered, just known to scare me. I don’t dare tell the hubby. He’s worried enough. I did get my tetanus and flu shots last week. 2 down. Now I am waiting on titers to see if I need the MMR or the Hepatitis B vaccines.

I’ve been collecting blood pressure cuffs, stethoscopes, and bandages whenever I can. I’ve been given recommendations from others who have gone on missions so I picked up some colored pencils instead of crayons (they don’t melt), little toys for the kids, toothbrushes, and combs. Maybe I will pick up some reading glasses, too. I know how difficult it is when your eyes change with age and you can’t read. Leaves you feeling frustrated and helpless.

We still have a long list of things to collect and bring.

Each day a different challenge.

Here’s to sore arms!

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