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Travel and other Optional Immunizations

Japan With Kids - Forums: Health Topics: Immunizations: Travel and other Optional Immunizations
By michelledent on Tuesday, March 14, 2000 - 5:44 am:

I am interested in knowing what others know about vaccinations, particularly for Hepatitis? I have 3 boys, aged 10, 5, and 3 and will be relocating to Tokyo this summer. My pediatrician says they need to be vaccinated twice, once now and then again in 6 months....is this antiquated thinking or a necessity?


By Cornelia on Wednesday, March 15, 2000 - 4:16 pm:

Here is a link on the subject of hepatitis B vaccination:

http://www.gastro.com/liverpg/hepbvac.htm

Here are two links on the subject of hepatitis A vaccination (two different types of vaccine):

http://health.yahoo.com/health/Drugs_Tree/Medication_or_Drug/0830
http://www.uiuc.edu/departments/mckinley/health-info/dis-cond/vacimmun/immunglo.html


By Hanada on Saturday, April 8, 2000 - 8:56 am:

KUMAMOTO, Kyushu
-->I was just contacted by some people who are going to the Philippines, and they are looking for a place they can get immunized, preferably at a place where someone speaks English. Any ideas? Here is their message:

"We'd like to get the following immunizations: Hepatitis A, Malaria, Polio, Tetanus, Typhoid. I know these aren't necessarily requirements for the Philippines, but they are the suggested immunizations from the Center for Disease Control. If you have any info on how we can get these that'd be great. We'd like to get the shots in the next week as the recommendation is that we get the shots 4-6 weeks in advance." [They are leaving in about four weeks]
<--

They can try:
Kumamoto Sekijuuji Byouin (Redcross Hospital)
Kumamoto-shi Nagamine 2-1-1
(in front of PUK)
Immunization : Wednesday and Thursday from 3 PM
Reservation : Wednesday and Thursday from 2 PM by telephone
096-384-2111 ex 7171 They understand simple english.
And, for the detail, they said Doctor can speak english.

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Masanori HANADA
Kumamoto Gakuen University
2-5-1, Oe Kumamoto Japan
E-mail hanada@kumagaku.ac.jp
Tel +81-96-364-5161
Fax +81-96-372-0702
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By Tsuchiya on Saturday, April 8, 2000 - 9:00 am:

KUMAMOTO, Kyushu
At 11:07 2000/04/01 +0900, you wrote:
> Dear All,
> "We'd like to get the following immunizations: Hepatitis A, Malaria, Polio, Tetanus, Typhoid. I know these aren't necessarily requirements for the Philippines,
> Craig Roberts

Hi,
I am a clinician, so I'd like to make a small advice.
The vaccinations mentioned above are not performed routinely.

I agree to see the doctor at Kumamoto Red Cross Hosp., as
mentioned by Mr. Hanada at KGU, but, they'd better visit the
hospital at their earliest convenience, since it takes some time
to prepare those vaccines.

Also it is probable that the hospital cannot prepare the vaccines,
and in such a case, they have to contact to the municipal office.

Sincerely,

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Hiroyuki Tsuchiya, M.D., Ph.D.

Director of Pediatrics
Department of Pediatrics
NTT Nishinihon Kyushul Hospital
1-17-27 Shin-yashiki, Kumamoto City, 862-8655 JAPAN
Phone: +81-96-364-6000
FAX: +81-96-362-5204

e-mail: ht@peach.plala.or.jp
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