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What are some vaccinations you need to travel to China?

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All travelers need to have their routine vaccines, but the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention also recommends the hepatitis A and typhoid vaccines for most travelers. Travelers should get their vaccines four to six weeks before intending to travel to China.

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What are some vaccinations you need to travel to China?
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The hepatitis A vaccine is recommended because travelers can get hepatitis A through contaminated food and water in China, regardless of their location in the country. The typhoid vaccine is also recommended because travelers can also get typhoid through contaminated food and water, especially in the rural parts of the country. Some travelers may also be told to get the hepatitis B, Japanese encephalitis, malaria, polio, rabies or yellow fever vaccines by their doctors, depending on the place and time of year they are traveling.

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