There will not be an episode of Stilgherrian Live tonight. I’d more or less made the decision earlier anyway, because I’m short of decent sleep thanks to unrelated insomnia. But late this morning I discovered that I’m in the 2% to 10% of people who get flu-like symptoms in reaction to the Yellow Fever vaccination, starting 3 to 9 days after the injection. It has been 8 days.
The plans for Tanzania are coming together slowly. Meanwhile I’ve been told to get my vaccinations sorted.
This afternoon I’m off to The Travel Doctor to get vaccinations for Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Typhoid, Rabies, Cholera, Malaria, Yellow Fever, Tetanus and Influenza. And I just get told about Dengue Fever, because there’s no vaccine.
(If the video doesn’t work, try over at Viddler.)
’Pong is filming the whole process in glorious HD TV, so we’ll be able to post some of that footage down the track.
Meanwhile, let’s all be thankful for western medicine!