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Vaccinations:

Your required vaccinations must be recorded in a yellow International Certificate of Vaccination or Prophylaxis

International Health Regulations (2005)

As of 15 June 2007, the model international certificate of vaccination or prophylaxis contained in Annex 6 of the International Health Regulations (2005) replaced the international certificate of vaccination or revaccination against yellow fever contained in appendix 2 of the IHR (1969).

Any city health organization or vaccination center should have this document and they will stick a serial number and bar code on the front of it as well as writing in your passport number. If you fly into Johannesburg, South Africa there is a vaccination clinic inside the airport that will provide you all the necessary shots for a very reasonable price, and they provide you with an International Certificate of Vaccination or Prophylaxis.

Not all of the vaccinations listed below are required, but many are recommended. You have to at the requirements for the countries you will visit and your budget, then do a risk assessment. The U. S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention world destination link – here.

Yellow Fever: Stamaril – one shot – good for ten years

Typhoid: Typhim – good for three years

Hepatitis A&B: Twinrix – three shots – first shot then wait one month, second shot then wait six months, then get third shot – A twenty years, B fifteen years

Rabies: Rabipur – three shots – first shot then wait one week, second shot then wait two weeks, then get third shot – good for one year, but you must get the antibodies checked after six months. Rabies vaccination does not stop rabies, it just gives you a chance to survive. Rabies vaccination is very expensive in the United States, but can be acquired in Europe for a reasonable price.

Meningococcal Disease – Menveo – one shot – undetermined, at present believed to be lifelong.

Tetanus/Diphtheria – TD – one shot – good for ten years

This list does not include childhood vaccinations.

For our trip we will also be carrying medical equipment to sustain us if no hospitals or medical clinics are available.

Inventory so far:

Medical Gear Inventory

Intravenous:
10 x 1000ml Ecoflac Plus NaCl
12 x Chiraplus-P 1500mm Tubing (IV feed tubes)
1 x 18G SHMP IV Catheter with injection valve (45mm L)
12 x 20G Vasofix IV Catheter with injection valve (1 1/4″)
1 x Tegaderm Roll 10cm x 10m (To cover catheter injection site and hold catheter)
6 x 5ml Syringe with 23G x 1″
6 x 5ml Syringe
5 x 2ml Syringe
6 x 21G Syringe Needle
2 x 26G Syringe Needle
6 x 22G Syringe Needle

Dressings:
5 x Sterile Guaze Swabs 5cm x 5cm
1 x Conforming Bandage 5cm x 4cm
5 x Adhesive Wound Dressing 19mm x 38mm
5 x Adhesive Wound Dressing 25mm x 72mm
2 x Adhesive Wound Dressing 60mm x110mm
1 x Emergency Bandage 12cm x 12cm
1 x Surgical Tape 1.25cm x 1m
5 x Wound Closure Strips
1 x Suture Needle and 75cm Nylon Thread
4 x Blood Lancet
1 x Super Glue

Protection:
1 x Vinyl Gloves
24 x Alcohol Wipes
1 x CPR Shield

Misc:
1 x Trauma Shears
1 x Tweezers
1 x Disposable Scalpel

Medication:
290 Tablets 100mg Doxycycline
24 Tablets 250mg/100mg Malarone

Standby for updates…..

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