After working today, I came home to find an email from the South Africa country desk-marked urgent! Oy! It seems that I must get a yellow fever vaccine, and quickly! South Africa has recently changed its policy regarding this vaccine, and I will not be admitted into the country unless I have it 10 days in advance to arriving. Thus, I MUST get this before June 24th. Good thing I only have a few shifts left at work.
Of course, the public health department in my hometown doesn’t provide it, so I must head to either Des Moines or Iowa City. Since I have friends living in the Iowa City area, I’m actually kind of excited because I can see them again before I go. Tomorrow I shall be scheduling the vaccine, hopefully for Friday. And I am hoping it’s easier to do than the polio booster, which was a pain to get.
This just goes to show that the next two years will be full of little surprises that can shake everything up! Flexibility? Yes please!