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What are some common immunization requirements for international travelers?

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Routine vaccinations for adults traveling outside the country include those for tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis, HPV, shingles, the flu, and hepatitis A and B. Other vaccinations depend on the area visited, with less developed countries requiring more care as they may have outbreaks of diseases rare in the United States.

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When traveling to countries with many of the same standards as the United States in terms of health care, such as the UK, Canada and most European nations, the CDC recommends routine vaccinations for both adults and children. When traveling to less developed regions or areas experiencing strife, the list of required vaccines normally includes those for malaria, rabies, polio, typhoid and yellow fever.

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