In addition to the vaccines in the standard immunization schedule, children and adults often need a few other vaccines when traveling out of the country, including:
- typhoid vaccine
- yellow fever vaccine
- Japanese encephalitis vaccine
- Meningococcal vaccine (MenC)
- rabies vaccine
- an early MMR vaccine – a single dose as early as 6 months of age, while everyone over 12 months of age should have two doses of MMR separated by at least 28 days.
Although not a vaccine, keep in mind that children who are too young to be get the hepatitis A vaccine (less than 12 months old) may need a dose of immunoglobulin to get protected against hepatitis A, if they are traveling to a developing country/hepatitis A endemic area.
For more information:
- CDC – Travel Vaccines
- Travel Vaccines
- WHO – Vaccines for International Travel
- ACIP Recommendations: Travel
- Travel Health Tips
- CDC – Hepatitis A and International Travel
- Ask the Experts: Hepatitis A for Travelers