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It is recommended that children over 12 months of age receive two doses of the MMR vaccine before travelling outside of North America. Measles, mumps and rubella are endemic in many countries and therefore protection against these diseases is especially important for travelers.  

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Most public health units do not provide travel vaccines (most public health units only provide publicly funded (free) vaccines). There is a charge for most travel vaccines. Travel vaccines can be purchased at travel clinics, some pharmacies and some doctors’ offices.  

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There is a charge for most travel vaccines.  We recommend that you consult your health care provider or a travel health clinic for more information.  You can find a list of travel clinics in BC here.  

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You will receive some protection from one shot however for full protection you will need the entire series.  We recommend that you discuss which series to choose with your immunization provider, as response to vaccine depends on age, health status and other factors.

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The hepatitis A vaccine is routinely given as a series of two doses.  Booster doses of the hepatitis A vaccine are not recommended at this time.  If you are traveling, it is recommended that you follow up with your health care provider or local travel clinic for travel vaccine recomm

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