I made my first visit to the travel nurse for this trip and already have a fever from the injections. Although no vaccine’s are required to enter Brazil for Americans (unless they have visited certain countries in the past 6 months) there are more than a few recommended. I’ll be receiving five!
So far I have finished my Hepatitis A series, started my Hep B series, received 1 of 3 for Rabies (kind of a weird one!), received a booster for Typhoid, and started my Yellow Fever series. I’ll also be receiving the brand new H1N1 virus vaccine…suck it swine!
In the past I have received multiple vaccinations on one day (for a trip to Nicaragua) and the side effects included cold like symptoms, mostly sneezing and running nose for 24 hours.
However, this time around I feel physically beat up and I have a low grade fever. This is common, from what I have read, and I don’t think it will progress beyond today.