I hate shots!

Posted By Brie Austin In Category: India Travel Log

With only a week or so to go before I leave for India, some of the prep work involved includes getting shots.  I’m not a fan of shots.  Who is? But it had to be done.

I had been living in Argentina for six years, and hadn’t gotten a doctor since I’d been back in New York.

So I did a quick search and came across the Travel Clinic of New York (212-686-5835) located at 274 Madison Ave Suite 304B.  They specialize in travel inoculations. I made an appointment, consulted with the doctor, got his recommendations, got the shots and was out of there in less than thirty minutes.

He recommended Hepatitis A,  Typhoid, Polio, Tetanus, and Malaria.  I asked if he gave “good” shots, to which he said “I should, I give enough of them a day.”

Hmmm, I noted that that wasn’t a yes.  However, he injected the Hep A, Tetanus, Polio and Typhoid quickly and painlessly. The only thing that hurt was the approximate $400 in cash I handed to the receptionist, and the knowledge that the Malaria pills (which I’ll have to take each day while I am there) will cost me $10 a day, which I’ll have to purchase up front from the pharmacy here: 90 days = $900-$1,000 … ouch.

Well, c’est la vie.





About Brie Austin

Co-author of I'd Do It Again, he is a columnist/reporter for a variety of magazines in the areas of music, lifestyle, nightlife, travel and business. He also writes business documents and creates copy for websites.

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