Courtney Whitaker feels the pain after getting her tropical shots.

Before you jump on the plane to the exotic and farthest-flung corners of the Earth, there are a few administrative things to get straight first.

We know travel insurance is imperative, but another must-do, should you prefer to avoid scarily primitive hospitals and the prospect of being incapacitated with an exotic disease, is get your travel vaccinations.

Piece of cake? Not quite.

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You should allow a generous budget for this, because, while "popping to the doctor for a couple of shots" sounds simple — if a little uncomfortable — the

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