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What vaccinations do I need to travel to China?

Page last updated 17 April 2022

All travellers should be up to date with their routine vaccinations before heading off to China. These include vaccines for measles, mumps, rubella, diphtheria, tetanus, whooping cough, chicken pox, polio and influenza. For a full list, refer to the National Immunisation Program available here.

Travellers to China who are aged 5 years or older should also ensure they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

Most travellers
 
There is an increased risk of contracting hepatitis A and typhoid in China, both of which can be contracted through contaminated food or water.

Some travellers

Depending on where you are staying and what activities you have planned, the following vaccinations may be recommended for you by your doctor:

  • Hepatitis B 
  • Japanese encephalitis 
  • Polio 
  • Rabies

Some medications may be useful to prevent other diseases, such as malaria.

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Sources & Citations

5. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. China Traveller View. Available at: https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/destinations/traveler/none/china [accessed 14 February 2022].

6. Australian Government Department of Health. National Immunisation Program Schedule (NIP). Available at: https://www.health.gov.au/health-topics/immunisation/immunisation-throughout-life/national-immunisation-program-schedule [accessed 14 February 2022].

7. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Traveler’s Health, Chapter 10 – China. Available at: https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/yellowbook/2020/popular-itineraries/china [accessed 14 February 2022].

MAT-AU-2200216  Date of preparation March 2022

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