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Routine vaccinations should be up to date when traveling to China although there are no "required" vaccinations. These are the recommended vaccinations for those planning to live in China:

  • Hepatitis A. One shot protects for about a year, then a booster for about 20 years. About one in ten people experience mild headaches and a sore arm in the days after the shot.
  • Hepatitis B. Hepatitis B vaccination involves a course of three injections over six months so it's best to start them early. You can get your last shot when you arrive in Beijing as well. The result is lifetime immunity in most people. Side effects are rare, and a…