Hey All,

Today was the day that I got my immunizations for Ethiopia. To be honest I have been dreading this day for quite some time, especial after I forced myself to make an appointment with UNH, Health Services earlier this week. Now, the truth is I am pretty good with shots, so that's not the real issue it's just the shear quantity of shots that I was under the impression that I needed. That and I was told that a few of the ones I needed were "Butt Shots"... NOT okay!!!   So here is the list:

- Hepatitis B
- Diphtheria
- Tenanus
- M.M.R. (Measles, Mumps, and Rubella)
- Polio
- Hepatitis A
- Malaria
- Meningococcal Meningitis
- Rabies
- Typhoid
- Yellow Fever
- Tuberculosis

Now you might understand why I have been dreading this day for quite some time. But actually it was not that bad. In fact, I only needed two shots (Polio and Yellow Fever), both in the arm and neither hurt. I also have to take four Typhoid pills every other day for a week... but that was it. Apparently, according to my records I have already had the three necessary Hepatitis B shots, two MMR shots and a recent Tetanus/ Diphtheria shot. So I'm good to go.

I'm still going to look into the Malaria pills and the Meningitis and Hepatitis A immunizations. But because they are all so expensive I'm holding off until I know that I absolutely need them. I would say today was a huge success, and it turned out way better than I had expected.  Thank God for no need of any "Butt Shots"!

Thank you all for your generous support that has enabled me to pay for these immunizations. I need about $1000 more within the next two weeks to pay for my airfare. Please consider sending me a check for this, and please keep up the prayers!

Until next time, Grace and Peace be with you all!