Because we have a military contract we are required to get anthrax vaccinations. It is a series of five with an annual booster. I'm not a big fan of the anthrax shot. First of all - IT REALLY HURTS! Second of all - WHAT THE HELL IS THIS STUFF DOING TO MY BODY?!
I'm the vessels medical officer - which is a whole separate entry for a whole separate day. One of my responsibilities is to maintain the vaccination records. The Navy base in Bahrain supplies the vaccination and will dispatch medical personnel to administer the shots. A few days ago when they attended the vessel I asked if I could give the shots (I've never given a shot before) - they said yes and I got to give shots! I'm kind of a medical nerd and so it was one of the most exciting things that has happened to me in awhile. Even better - my first shot ever was to the Captain (paybacks a bitch ain't it)! The shots actually went in smooth as butter...it was much easier then I thought it would be!