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A 48-year-old member asked:

South africa tip. do kids need vaccination?

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Dr. Jenny Sung
Pediatrics 25 years experience
CDC travel: Aside from routine childhood immunization, check your travel destination at the cdc traveler's health site for specifice recommendations. www.cdc.gov/travel.
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Yes they do: As per CDC guidelines it is recommended that your children have all their routine childhood vaccinations AND have at least hepatitis A and typhoid vaccinations prior to travel to S Africa. I would also recommend you consider vaccination against rabies, as it is prevalent in dogs, monkeys and other biting mammals. This disease is 100% fatal when contracted, and is vaccine preventable. See your doc!

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What travel vaccinations are needed to go to South Africa?

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Dr. Tanya Russo
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Vaccines for travel: http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/destinations/list Check out this interactive website! You can learn about which vaccines are recommended for travel to a particular area of the world. The World Health Organization (WHO) has a similar feature, and also has information about current outbreaks of disease. Have a great trip and safe travels.
A 41-year-old member asked:

What vaccinations are needed to go to South Africa?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Tanya Russo
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Vaccines for travel: http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/destinations/list Check out this interactive website! You can learn about which vaccines are recommended for travel to a particular area of the world. The World Health Organization (WHO) has a similar feature, and also has information about current outbreaks of disease. Have a great trip and safe travels.
Last updated Oct 8, 2017

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