My Arms and My Wallet Hurt...

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Thursday, January 27, 2011

This is my test blog before my trip.  It's not very interesting but may be helpful for those who are thinking about traveling in the future.

So today was my 10:30am appointment to the Infectious Disease and Indiana Travel Clinic in Indianapolis near Carmel.  I arrived on time because it was very close to my home.  They had me fill out the standard forms about myself, you know, allergies, past surgeries, and so on.

I looked around and remembered the sign on the door saying something about infectious diseases.  I tried not to imagine what kind of diseases all of these people were carrying around me.  Not a good thought to have before my trip so I quickly began thinking about something else.

Everyone in the waiting room were called in and I was left alone.  Then more people came into the office.  And they, too, were called in as well. This lasted for 45 minutes.  I was getting pretty annoyed. 

So when I was finally called in, I was met by an old nurse guy explaining the vaccines and costs.  They were pretty expensive, but I was already there so I got Hepatitis A and Typhoid shot for $150.00 so I thought.  It was kind of like ordering off a menu but quickly felt like I was buying a car because when I got up to pay, the cashier added on a nursing visit fee, a shot administer fee, and an additional shot administer fee.  So whats my total you ask.....$260.00.  I would have have given the shots to myself if I knew I was being charged for it.  Well, I guess I don't have to worry about people washing their hands after using the restroom since I have been inoculated.  I also got a script for malaria and diarrhea and they were covered under my insurance thankfully.

I found out later that I could have went to the CDC (Center for Disease Control) in Indy and paid close to nothing for my shots.  Go figure.
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Casey on

Give a holla when you get settled down. Yer missing out! We have lots of ice and snow to come. Lucky! Be careful :)

Marla on

Poor poor Howard.. It is all worth it though. You don't want to catch anything there. You be super safe and watch those Hostels.. I have seen the movies!! I am so jealous but hope you have an amazing trip. Something you will remember for a lifetime. Love you to pieces my Asian brother.. I will be checking up on you!!

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