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Is vaccination required for travel to china?

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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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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Traveling to dominican republic are vaccines required?

Traveling to dominican republic are vaccines required?

Recommended: http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/destinations/traveler/none/dominican-republic certain vaccines are recommended, not required. ...Read more

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Vaccinations needed for before traveling to turkey?

Vaccinations needed for before traveling to turkey?

The usual: Unless there is something going on in turkey at the time of travel, the regular vaccines will be fine. ...Read more

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Are any travel immunizations needed to visit china?

Are any travel immunizations needed to visit china?

China is an enormous: country. This will need to be checked by the country as well as provinces that you will be visiting. You can check at: http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel or make an appointment with a travel medicine specialist. ...Read more

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Are the hepatitis a and tetanus vaccines considered travel immunizations?

Are the hepatitis a and tetanus vaccines considered travel immunizations?

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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Meningitis and travel? How necessary are meningitis shots for travel?

Meningitis and travel? How necessary are meningitis shots for travel?

Depends: This really depends on where you are traveling to. You should check the cdc website at cdc.Gov to see the recommendations on different destinations. This is updated regularly and will let you know what vaccinations are required before your trip. ...Read more

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What are the necessary travel vaccines? What vaccines are necessary for travel?

Disease Protection: Travel vaccines are tailored to what diseases you may face in the countries you are traveling. Sometimes you may be facing typhoid, yellow fever, meningitis, and the like. There are a few universal ones and they include those you are at risk for in your very own home country, the usa. You should be protected from tetanus, whooping cough, measles, and probably hepatitis a and b amoung others. ...Read more

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What vaccines are needed to travel to Afghanistan?

What vaccines are needed to travel to Afghanistan?

See:: https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/destinations/clinician/none/afghanistan

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Dtp vaccination schedule for new born?

Dtp vaccination schedule for new born?

Starts at 2 months: DTaP Vaccine first dose is not given till the age of two months.The following is the schedule for DTaP Vaccine 2-4-6Months 3 shots 15to18months 4-6 Years Total of five doses ...Read more

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Are malaria tablets needed for travel to laos?

Are malaria tablets needed for travel to laos?

Generally yes.: Obviously depends upon the season, where you will be and how long you will be staying, but the best advice is available on cdc website, or consult with your local travel physician. ...Read more

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What vaccinations needed for trip to china?

What vaccinations needed for trip to china?

Several recommended: 1make sure you are up to date on routine vaccines like tdap, mmr, varicella if you have not had chicken pox, polio and annual flu shot 2hepatitisa vaccine two doses 6 momths apart 3typhoid vaccine if you are eating out while travelling rural areas 4jappanese encephalitis if your trip will last for more than a month 5rabies vaccine if involved in outdoor activities 6malaria not vaccine but pills/preve. ...Read more

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Are hep a and hep b vaccines routinely offered by travel clinic for pts traveling to china?

Are hep a and hep b vaccines routinely offered by travel clinic for pts traveling to china?

Absolutely: Not only can you get them at travel clinics, but both vaccines are readily available from most doctors, and if your adult doctor doesn't have them, a family practice doctor in your area would. Finally, you can almost always get these through your local health department at a very reasonable fee. Glad you are being proactive before your travels! ...Read more

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What vaccines are recommended before traveling to Mexico?

What vaccines are recommended before traveling to Mexico?

See:: https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/destinations/clinician/none/mexico

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In what year did the united states begin requiring chicken pox vaccinations for children?

In what year did the united states begin requiring chicken pox vaccinations for children?

Variable: The feds don't make this rule. At least for now.Each state sets it's vaccine policy as either requirement for entry into daycare or public school facilities or state supported secondary schools.Check with your state health department. ...Read more

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Trip 2 south pacific: any travel shots recommended?

Trip 2 south pacific:  any travel shots recommended?

Check travel site: Wherever you go in the world, it's great to be prepared before your trip. Check out the cdc travel website. You can look up your destination and find out what you need to do. Wwwnc.Cdc.Gov/travel/ take care and have a great time! ...Read more

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Testing for swine flu still required for school?

Testing for swine flu still required for school?

Not now: Having been vaccinated in previous years swine flu is not a concern. ...Read more

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Prescription needed for meningococcal vaccine for college?

See below: A prescription is not needed. Vaccine can be obtained from your provider, health department, or maybe student health. ...Read more