Thursday, May 29, 2008


Today I went to Passport Health in Brentwood, TN to get immunizations for my trip.  I got vaccination shots for Yellow Fever, Japanese Encephalitis, Meningococcal Disease, a Polio Booster and a Tetanus, Diphtheria, & Pertussis (Tdap) booster, as well as an oral vaccine for Typhoid.  I had more needles in my arm than Scott Weiland.

Passport Health was a small, two-room office. While there, I watched a video that was produced about 10-15 years ago and featured some bad actors emoting the facial effects of someone with Traveler's Diarrhea.  While I watched the video, a man came in to get an Anthrax vaccination. They discussed this with me in the room and then went to the adjacent room (with the door open) to administer the vaccine. Probably a HIPAA violation.

The arm's a little sore, but I think I will survive.  I have to go back two more times to complete the series of Japanese Encephalitis vaccination shots.

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