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    Coby'smum is offline Registered User
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    Immunisations for Hong Kong

    Hi all,

    Did you have your babies immunised against...

    Tuberkulosis
    Hepatitis A
    Hepatitis B
    Typhoid

    before moving to Hong Kong?

    Thanks!

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    TB - no, it was recommeded to me by my doctor here for my twins, not my 4 yo. Haven't decided yet

    Hep A - not necessary for HK is my understanding but recommended when travelling in the region. Plan to get it.

    Hep B - my kids got 3 shots in the US already, standard program.

    Typhoid - no, wasn't mentioned either.

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    the department of health, family health service recommends various immunisations for children including:
    - B.C.G. (tuberculosis)
    - Hep B
    - DTaP-IV (Diphtheria, Tetanus, Polio)
    - MMR
    the schedule is here: http://www.fhs.gov.hk/english/main_s...recommend.html

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    Both my kids had HepB and BCG upon arrival here. (Plus standard UK ones). Queried Hep B and doctor told me that in a recent study, 1 in 10 were carriers in HK and they were trying to eliminate it.

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    Before we moved here from the UK, my son (18 months at the time) had already had the BCG vaccination at birth (I think they only give it in London). I also got him Hep A & B. Thypoid isn't needed here.

    My daughter was born here, and she has had BCG and Hep B already - she will get Hep A when she is a bit older (currently 5 months).

    Hep A isn't on the public clinics' schedule here, but most private doctors recommend it.

    In summary, you should get your baby vaccinated with BCG, Hep A & B before coming here.

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    Great - thanks so much for all this help everyone!

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