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#1 of 7 Old 12-15-2009, 04:08 PM - Thread Starter
 
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We just got news that we may be moving to Okinawa sometime next year. I'm waiting for it to be confirmed, of course, but since I told DH we were waiting for 2 years to start selectively vaxing, he's been emailing asking when we're starting. He's got a point, so now I get to decide what to get. What are the vax's that are important when going outside of the US? I know we'll be getting the Polio vax, I would love to get the MMR if we could get it separately and one at a time, but we can't so I'm not sure what I'm going to do there. DTaP, and I'm not sure what else. Opinions?

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I guess the best bet would be to look at the schedule for Japan and also look into disease outbreaks there and make your decision from that point. I think the WHO site has that info posted.

Found this link:

http://www.who.int/immunization_moni...cfm?C='jpn'

You can also look at reported cases of illness etc. There's a number of mumps and measles in 2008.

With their vax schedule, they do not appear to routinely do the mumps vaccine. Nor any of the meningitis vaccines (from what I can see on the WHO site). They include Japanese encephalitis and BCG, which are not done in the US. It also says they use the OPV...interesting.

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Feel free to PM me if you want to chat, momma! We are also in Japan....but Yokosuka. But do have friends in Oki.

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There are definitely different risks in different countries; for example, I would feel MMR is definitely something I would not delay in Japan while I might feel a bit more comfortable delaying it in the USA.

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You might look at Hepatitis B. It's very prevalent in Asia in general, although for some reason I think Japan doesn't have such high rates of infection. It's still transmitted child to child in many parts of Asia, although I don't think you or your kids would really be exposed to that if you are on a military base or in Westernized areas most of the time. But it's something that may be worth researching more.
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Thanks for the replies, ladies. Unfortunately, we've been told that we are staying in the U.S., just moving to Memphis. Kind of a letdown from being offered an overseas position, but a bit easier on our vax schedule at least. Now, I just have to find a doc who has the MMR vax separated, and we'll be able to start vaxing.

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Now, I just have to find a doc who has the MMR vax separated, and we'll be able to start vaxing.
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