Subject: Africa innoculations
If you go to Africa, be sure to go to your nearest travel medicine clinic. We found that, in addition to yellow fever innoculations and antimalarials (Larium), we were advised to have many other innoculations---I remember six one evening at the clinic. You must start well ahead of time, since some innoculations require a series of shots and need three months or so to be effective. The average family doctor or internist does not know the up-to-date info. for each country nor do they often have many of the medications; my internist sent us to the travel clinic and they were superb! None of the seven of us who went had any adverse reactions to any of the medications/shots. U.S. health insurance does not cover these (at least our BC/BS didn't) so they are costly but well worth it! Pat