We are sad to be saying goodbye to Dr Melissa Sutton, who is soon to be leaving Rwanda so has stopped working at the International Dispensary. We appreciate all that she has done in the past year that she has been working here and know she will be very missed by many patients. We wish her all the best in her future career.
Happy New Year from the International Dispensary. Drs. Sutton and King have returned from their holiday vacation, and Dr. Katie Cartledge has returned as well. We thank Dr. Nyst for covering our time away. We look forward to having Dr. Katie back with us!
As usual, appointments are between 8 and 9 am and in the afternoons, except for Wednesdays. Walk in hours are Mon-Fri, 9 am -noon.
Our vaccine refrigerator is fully stocked! We again have all indicated childhood vaccines, including hepatitis A.
We also have received a new shipment of HPV vaccine, which is given in children as young as 9 years old to prevent cervical cancer. Children receiving this vaccine before age 15 only need two lifetime doses, while adolescents receiving this vaccine at or beyond age 16 need three lifetime doses.
Everyone living in Rwanda needs an updated typhoid and meningitis ACWY vaccine. Typhoid is boosted every 2-3 years depending on risk, while meningitis ACWY is boosted every 5 years. Check your vaccine cards–we find that many people are behind on these!
Despite the global shortage, we do have yellow fever vaccines in stock.
Vaccines may be given by appointment or during walk-in hours.