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2011 Earthquake, Tsunami, and Radiation Release in Japan: Travel Information

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On March 11, a 9.0 magnitude earthquake occurred off the east coast of Japan. A subsequent tsunami struck the coast, killing thousands of people and causing serious, widespread damage to the Fukushima nuclear power plant and to buildings, roads, and power lines, particularly along the east coast of the Tohoku region.
Travel Health Precaution: 2011 Earthquake, Tsunami, and Radiation Release in Japan
Last updated: April 18, 2011
Information on the Japan earthquake and Pacific tsunami from the US Department of State:http://travel.state.gov/travel/cis_pa_tw/pa/pa_5383.htmlExternal Web Site Icon

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Sheila M. Mackell
Vaccinating children for travel requires careful evaluation. Whenever possible, children should complete the routine immunizations of childhood on a normal schedule. However, travel at an earlier age may require accelerated schedules.
  • Not all travel-related vaccines are effective in infants, and some are specifically contraindicated.
The recommended childhood and adolescent immunization schedules are depicted in Tables 7-2 and 7-3. Table 7-4 depicts the catch-up schedule for children and adolescents who start their vaccination schedule late or who are >1 month behind. This table also describes the recommended minimal intervals between doses for children who need to be vaccinated on an accelerated schedule, which may be necessary prior to international travel. Proof of yellow fever vaccination is required for entry into certain countries.

For a printable version of this chart, please see the CDC Vaccines site.
Modifying the Immunization Schedule for Inadequately Immunized Infants and Younger Children Before International Travel  http://www.cdc.gov/

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