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Author: richinct

Joined: 10/23/2012
Posts: 14
Trips Taken: 1
Traveler Since: 2013

January 19, 2013

 Have checked the CDC for info on suggestions for our upcoming trip to china and have not really gotten much clear info.  Do have a call into our family Dr but wondered what precautions travelers have taken or will be taking for trips to China 

Author: nanaandpapa

Joined: 3/30/2011
Posts: 494
Trips Taken: 15
Countries Visited:

Aruba, Austria, Australia, Bermuda, Belgium, Botswana, Canada, China, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominican Rep., Egypt, England, Fiji, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Luxembourg, Mexico, Namibia, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Russia, South Africa, Spain, St. Marten (fr), St. Martin (nd), Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Turkey, Ukraine, USA, Vatican, Zimbabwe

Traveler Since: 2002

January 19, 2013

 In general. use a travel clinic, not your personal physician. He/she can be used for recommendations to a travel clinic or specialist and a referral for insunrance purpose, but, in general, he would not have all of the information based on locations within countries and seasonality of risk, and especially would not have all of the vacines on hand, as a travrl clinic would. I'm not sure what we took specifically for China, as we supply the travel clinic with our wish list of trips for the next few years to save on repeat visits, and most vaccines last for several years. I would guess that at, a minimum, you would need a polio booster, MMR, DPT, Hep-A and Hep-B.

Author: singsling

Joined: 6/23/2010
Posts: 241
Trips Taken: 11
Traveler Since: 1995

January 19, 2013

Where do you find a "travel Clinic"?  On line?  yellow pages? 

Author: nanaandpapa

Joined: 3/30/2011
Posts: 494
Trips Taken: 15
Countries Visited:

Aruba, Austria, Australia, Bermuda, Belgium, Botswana, Canada, China, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominican Rep., Egypt, England, Fiji, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Luxembourg, Mexico, Namibia, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Russia, South Africa, Spain, St. Marten (fr), St. Martin (nd), Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Turkey, Ukraine, USA, Vatican, Zimbabwe

Traveler Since: 2002

January 19, 2013

 You can go to http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/page/travel-clinics.htm, contact your own physician or check with your county health separtment. We're lucky, our primary care physician has an associate witha travel clinic as a part of his practice. Prices and insurance reimbursements will vary.

Author: tpreminger

Joined: 5/14/2011
Posts: 46
Trips Taken: 5
Traveler Since: 1999

January 19, 2013

 

You can Google Travel Clinic and the name of your state and get a list.  I found that travel clinics that are part of a county health department are less expensive and most knowledgeable. 

You should be able to use any county health department based travel clinic in your state. I'm traveling 4 counties over to get the shots I need.

Author: tpreminger

Joined: 5/14/2011
Posts: 46
Trips Taken: 5
Traveler Since: 1999

August 23, 2013

UPDATE:

Many large pharmacies now do vaccinations.  I got my tDAP booster and typhoid pills through a pharmacy associated with a large grocery chain.

They may have to order what you need, but you can usually get the vaccinations within a week. The pharmacist gives the injections.  However, as of mid 2013 - there was a shortage of the Yellow Fever vaccine.

Best of all, my health insurance covered ALL the costs of the immunizations.

 

Author: garyrr

Joined: 8/25/2012
Posts: 118
Trips Taken: 17
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Tanzania, Botswana, Zimbabwe, S Africa, Guatemala, Honduras, Costa Rica, Belize, Panama, Peru, New Zealand, Greece, Turkey, Albania, Croatia, Montenegro, Czech, Slovakia, Hungary, Serbia, Romania, Bulgaria, India, China, Vietnam, Thailand, Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, Italy, Ireland, Great Britain, Netherlands, Belgium, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia

Traveler Since: 2000

August 23, 2013

Just be sure to get your yellow fever vaccination thru an official clinic.   You must be able to get the official stamp on the yellow fever certificate or you won't have official proof.

Author: grammyflo

Joined: 3/15/2010
Posts: 169
Trips Taken: 13
Traveler Since: 2002

August 24, 2013

Our local Health Dept recommended Hep A&B and tetanus for our trip to China. Cant be too careful especially for scrapes and open bruises on this kind of trip.

Author: pauline

Joined: 3/9/2010
Posts: 970
Trips Taken: 11
Countries Visited:

England, Scotland, Ireland, France, Belgium, Holland, Germany, Italy, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland, Malta, Israel, Australia, New Zealand, China, Mexico, Colombia, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Canada, Russia, Ukraine

Traveler Since: 1999

August 24, 2013

Before I went in 1998, we were advised to have Hepatitis A and B.  I always keep my tetanus immunity up to date, just to be on the safe side.  And because they don't immunize against measles in a lot of European countries, I make sure that I'm still immune.  I never had measles.  The important thing is to give yourself enough time for all the vaccinations to be done before you go.

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