Living in Beijing means having access to amazing exotic destinations, such as Thailand and Malaysia. But before booking your flight, it’s important to acquire the necessary vaccinations.
A recent New York Times article highlights common diseases you should be aware of when traveling. It goes on to explain that travelers may want the M.M.R. (measles, mumps and rubella) vaccination, even to Europe, despite their less exotic nature. For further explanation, read the full article here.
To read about suggested vaccinations for your travel destination, the Center for Disease Control website is a valuable resource. Search by country to find out both required and recommended vaccinations.
Although these vaccinations often come at a high cost, it’s worth it. As Dr. Freedman of the International Society of Travel Medicine puts it: “Vaccines are your insurance policy.”
To speak with a doctor about travel vaccines, contact a nearby hospital. Expat-favorites include Beijing International SOS Clinic and Beijing United Family Hospital.