Monday, March 15, 2010

Journées Nationales de Vaccination contre le Poliomyélite

For those who don’t know French: National Vaccination Days to counter Polio

February 6-8: For 3 days, 25 volunteers set out to vaccinate all infants ages 0-5 in Karang and all surrounding towns. There was a quick training and formation of teams, then we were off. We went door to door in each neighborhood during the hottest times of the day. It was a bit strenuous and tough, but very important work.

Now I can brag: The other day I vaccinated an entire town of infants against Polio, and tried to speak in Mandinka (which would be the 5th language I’m working on). Not too shabby for a day’s work…

Byron Yee
Peace Corps Volunteer - Senegal, 2009

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