Two Years in the Kingdom- Vaccination runs

December 25, 2017

 

Hello All, and thanks for following me. This weeks blog post is about the vaccination runs. Approximately 10 days out of a month we will ride a moto out to a remote village to give vaccinations that include TB, polio, hepatitis and pneumonia among others. Vitamin A is also a common deficiency in Cambodia so every child under 5 years gets a dose every 6 month along with Mebendazole for parasites. I got some great pictures of the countryside but these are of the latest run. The clinics are often held at a school or some type of public building. Some of these villages don’t even have a road but a path just wide enough for the moto. I really enjoy these runs and getting out to see remote areas of Cambodia and meeting the people that live there. December is the coldest part of the year in Cambodia. I find it amusing seeing people bundled up with gloves and scarfs to keep from shivering in 70 degree weather while I’m perfectly comfortable. However, the really hot season is soon to come when the tables turn and I’m the one that will be suffering! Until next time.

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