Friday, May 9, 2014

Free Vaccinations, Anyone? Yes, Please!

Here's a little side benefit to living in a Central American country. Public healthcare is free. Things like vaccinations are done in campaigns and from door to door. Here's what happened when they came to our house.

The conversation went a little something like this:

"Buenas, we are providing vaccinations today, would you like to be vaccinated?" 

"What kind of vaccinations?" 
"We are vaccinating against: Tetanus" 
Are they free? 
"Yes, completely free!" 
"Yes, please!"

"We need to get a short medical history from you for our records." 
"Sure! By the way what's in the box?" 
"Oh, that, that's just garbage." 
"Oh I see." 

"Sir, what big needles you have!" 
"Hahaha, the better to stick you with my dear." 

Ok, that last bit...I exaggerated a little...okay, it didn't really happen it was more like this: 

"Is this going to hurt?" 

"No, not at all." 


"All done! Here is your vaccination card keep it with you so you can keep track of the vaccinations you've already had done."

"My very own card?! Thank you!"



And that folks is how the Nica do!


  1. That's exactly what im dealing with now, getting vaccinated for my trip out of the country. In the states you pay a pretty penny to get stuck with needles! Love that Nica price: Free!

  2. HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA Seriously, that was hilarious! Love it!