Do I need to get my kids vaccinated before going to China?

A number of diseases that have been eradicated in many developed countries can still be a danger in China, particularly if you’re traveling to rural areas. The US Center For Disease Control does not specifically recommend any vaccinations for children before traveling to China, but you should consult your family doctor about four-to-six weeks in advance of traveling for their expert opinion.

For some idea of the risks and recommended vaccinations for those coming to China, see this article.

Health blogger Dr. Richard Saint Cyr also offers a useful overview of the main issues and his own recommendations here.


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