Immunization and Traveling Abroad

If you are planning to take your baby or toddler abroad, it is vital that you find out beforehand about the health risks in the country you will be visiting and the precautions, including vaccinations, that you may need to take. You can get the information from your travel agent, the embassy of the country you are going to visit, the Department of Health, or the Centers for Disease Control. The CDC publishes a new edition of the Yellow Book: Health Information for International Travel every two years, giving up-to-date information on health risks throughout the world, and you should consult it well before your departure date. The Yellow Book can be ordered through the CDC web site, at www.cdc.gov/travel; but ...

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