Travel Vaccinations for China

China, officially the People's Republic of China, is a country in East Asia and is the world's most populous country, with a population of around 1.428 billion and a climate at a high of 26C.

Tuberculosis is an increasing problem in China. While risks to tourists are low, there is a chance of contamination. If you think you have been exposed, seek out TB testing as soon as you return home.

As one of the largest countries in the world, China has a wide range of climates. This means various mosquito-borne diseases can thrive in different parts of the country. Be sure to bring repellents and netting. Dengue and chikungunya are also present in the country.

 

Vaccination Advice When...
Typhoid Vaccination recommended 10 days before travel
Hepatitis A Vaccination recommended 2 weeks before travel
Diphtheria *Vaccination sometimes recommended 3 months before travel
Tuberculosis *Vaccination sometimes recommended 3 months before travel
Hepatitis B *Vaccination sometimes recommended 2 months before travel
Rabies *Vaccination sometimes recommended 1 month before travel
Meningitis Not required
Cholera *Vaccination sometimes recommended 2 weeks before travel
Yellow Fever Certificate of vaccination required if arriving from an infected area 10 days before travel
Japanese B encephalitis *Vaccination sometimes recommended 1 month before travel
Tick-borne encephalitis *Vaccination sometimes recommended