We were split up into two groups today. Llano Bonito went to a local primary school and gave flu and varicella vaccines to about 40 second graders. Most of the kids took it like champs and were “muy valiente” (very brave).
La Arena went door-to-door again to give more flu vaccinations to the community. No rain today thankfully! It’s so great to see how welcoming everyone is and easy going they are about having a group full of students at their doorstep ready to vaccinate. It’s fun to see how the nurses here don’t let anyone walk by without checking to see if they are up-to-date on their flu vaccine. We were vaccinating people at bus stops, and even stopping traffic to give vaccines to people in their car. Definitely an experience we won’t be forgetting!
Later in the evening we had a surprise party and celebrated Carissa’s birthday with cake, balloons, music and dancing. The staff at the hotel was wonderful and they helped us decorate the dining room for the party. Everyone had a great time and it was amazing that we actually managed to keep everything a surprise. This was a great way to end another awesome day in Chitre! Can’t believe tomorrow is our last day of clinicals!
-Michelle Garcia & Tikisha McRae