Even If I Wanted Them, I'm Not Allowed
This may seem a bit extreme, but for once- I agree with the medical profession.
Back in 1985, while preparing to go overseas for the first time, the military required us to be vaccinated. Amongst countless shots, one given to me was for typhoid. Not heard of a huge outbreak of typhoid in Germany (lol)- but I was in line with all the other soldiers, waiting my turn. I waited the required 10 minutes after it was administered, then got back in formation. I marched to class, took my seat -- and much of the rest is in bits and pieces.
I remember trying to get back to my barracks- my squad leader running ahead to get medical help- the EMT in the ambulance telling me not to go to sleep- and then this God awful pain as a needle was inserted in my chest in the emergency room.
I was unconscious for a long time. Told they had to re start my heart. I woke up confused and scared, and having no recollection of what had happened. I almost died from a vaccine- and was issued red medical dog tags. It was the worst case of an allergic reaction that military base had ever seen. They weren't sure what it was I was allergic to, but made the decision to deny me any future typhoid or flu vaccinations ( some of the same ingredients in both ).
I went overseas a second time in 1988. I proudly pulled out my red dog tags alerting them not to administer such vaccines.
On the occasion when I see a medical doctor and have to list what known allergies I have, I must state: typhoid vaccine. It's a great conversation starter!