posted on Jun, 21 2008 @ 05:13 AM
Healthcare in a Survival Situation or Situation X is possibly one of the overlooked priorities. Sure, we have all heard of First-Aid Kits and probably
most of us have them. But, Healthcare is more than that.
Hygiene (Personal and Area)
Fitness for Purpose
Caring for the Ill
I am just going to cover Vaccinations at the moment. Remember, most of the nasty viruses and diseases are waterborne or are due to bad hygiene or
sanitation. No matter what the Situation X is, there is a good chance that water supplies could be infected.
You may have to deal with rabid animals or members of your party who have been injured (body fluids).
Getting vaccinated is something that can be easily done from you local General Practitioner or Occupational Health Centre or Travel Vaccination
Centre. Some of these may ask why you need the vaccinations. The best way is to lie a little and say that you are going on Vacation/Holiday to some
far off third world country for 3 months - do your homework first.
Some vaccinations that may be required:-
Japanese B encephalitis
Most of the 'normal' vaccinations like for measles, chicken pox, polio etc should not be a problem in most western countries and so should be a
matter of course.
Just remember to keep a list of the date of vaccination and how long it lasts for for each member of your family and keep it up to date.
Vaccination should be just like any other survival preparation, but its one that may easily be overlooked yet easily over come.