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Dr. Mark Diamond
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Vaccinations (Definition)

Latin word for cow, vacca, because of the smallpox/cowpox work of edward jenner, vaccination is the administration of a substance, live organism or otherwise, that stimulates the immune response to prevent a specific disease. Primarily a preventative procedure, some vaccines can ...Read more


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Do you need any vaccinations to travel to India?

Do you need any vaccinations to travel to India?

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. ...Read more

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Do you need any vaccinations before traveling to Bangladesh?

Do you need any vaccinations before traveling to Bangladesh?

Uptodate on Routine&: All travelers to Bangladeshneeds to be uptodate on toutine vaccines like DTP,POLIO,MMR,VARICELLA,HEP A&B, Y YEARLY FLU VACCINE AND TYPHOID VACCINE If you are staying more than month you may need JapaneseEncephalitis vaccine RABIES if you are going to be mostly out or high risk for Animal Bite As recommended by CDC ...Read more

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Do you need to get any vaccinations when traveling to Europe?

Do you need to get any vaccinations when traveling to Europe?

For travel vaccine: Recommendations that are updated regularly visit : http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/pubs/downloads/f_imz_travelers.pdf http://www.cdc.gov ...Read more

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Do you need any specific vaccinations to travel to New Zealand?

Do you need any specific vaccinations to travel to New Zealand?

NZ = no travel vax: Besides what would be considered the 'usual' childhood vaccinations (diseases like measles, mumps, rubella, hepatitis B, tetanus and the like), no - you do not require specific travel vaccinations to travel to New Zealand. We also have no snakes, only one rarely seen venomous spider, and no mosquito-borne diseases of note. The main dangers to travellers to New Zealand are road traffic accidents. ...Read more

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Is it true that I need a hepatitis vaccination for traveling?

Is it true that I need a hepatitis vaccination for traveling?

Depends: Hepatitis a immunization is recommended for travel to areas of the world with problems related to clean, safe water and sewage contamination. Hbv may be recommended if you have not been immunized before. ...Read more

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Is vaccination required for travel to china?

Traveling?: The best way to determine if you need any vaccinations to travel to another country is to look up the information on the cdc website. There is a travel section on their website that you enter your exact destination and the site will make the recommendations for vaccinations, medicines, etc. ...Read more

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What vaccinations are needed to travel to China?

What vaccinations are needed to travel to China?

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. ...Read more

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Do you think I'll need vaccinations in order to travel to china?

Do you think I'll need vaccinations in order to travel to china?

Yes: CDC recommends all routine vaccines, Hepatitis A & Typhoid vaccine for travel to China. You may need Polio vaccine if traveling to Xinjiang Province. In some specific situations – Hepatitis B, Rabies or Japanese Encephalitis may be recommended. Malaria prophylaxis may be indicated. Talk to a travel medicine physician or check: http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/destinations/traveler/none/china ...Read more