This is a guest post by Brogan Needham. Brogan has been travelling for 5 years independently and has covered, amongst countries in Europe and the US, South East Asia and South America.
Fact: I hate injections.
When I visited Southeast Asia back in 2010 I had just turned twenty and I didn’t bother with any vaccinations. I then witnessed my travel buddy get bitten by a monkey on a remote island and we shrugged our shoulders and prayed she wasn’t foaming at the mouth in the morning…
Needless to say, she was fine but three years later I thought it best to invest in some protection!
After what seemed like a thousand consultations I was finally told I needed Rabies, Yellow Fever, Typhoid, Tetanus booster and Hepatitis B. Nine injections overall, totalling £380, almost the cost of my flight. Not impressed.
I ended up going through Masta as I found they had the best prices in my local area. If you have your injections in Boots you get a crazy amount of points which means you can stock up on free toiletries/insect repellent and travel adapters before you go.
So far, nothing to complain about aside from a dizzy spell and some dead arms. Had my Yellow Fever jab six days ago and so far (touch wood) no rough feelings. My poor boyfriend really took a beating with it, achey bones and general flu symptoms so I guess it means he just needs to man up?
Thaaankfully today I finished them all! T-Minus 19 days til take off!