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Old 04-10-2014, 06:32 AM - Thread Starter
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There are two categories of vaccination in Japan.
One is routine vaccination designated by vaccination law, the other is voluntary vaccination.

Routine: BCG, PCV(Pneumococcal Conjugate vaccine), DTP-IPV(Diphtheria, Tetanus and Pertussis and injectable polio)*, MR(Measles and Rubella), Japanese Encephalitis, Hib, HPV.

HPV vaccine is currently suspended its recommendation due to its questioned side effects (as of June 2013)

Note that a suggested age range is given for vaccination. Parents may opt for one vaccine at a time, may delay vaccines to the end of the suggested age range, and that vaccination doesn't begin until the child is at least two months old.

Hep B vaccine is not on the schedule.

(to be added later--I can't find autism prevalence rates for Japan. Please post if you find them!)
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Old 04-23-2014, 10:27 PM
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Interesting! Thanks for sharing.
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Interesting. So, these are the "voluntary" vaccinations: Voluntary:  Seasonal Influenza, Chickenpox, Mumps, Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Rotavirus.

Curious, do they allow exemptions in Japan?


I remember hearing there was a time when Japan delayed  shots until 2 years of age.

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Old 04-24-2014, 10:40 AM
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I find it interesting that they skip mumps as a mandatory and are able to get the illusive broken down MR instead.  And they have windows not, "you must do this on this day or else" (which is what I was told by a secretary at our former pediatrician when I had to reschedule DD's 12mo apt - "but she's DUE for these shots, you can't wait til 13 months!!" :rotflmao Little did she know we weren't "doing" them regardless of when we came in!).

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