Before you embark on an adventure traveling the world, vaccinations are something you must get! It is always best to check with a medical professional on what is suggested when you travel to any country.
Yes, it is always better to be safe than sorry.
When living in China, there may be outbreaks of something you were not expecting (the same as could happen anywhere in the world) or you may decide to travel to rural areas or other countries in South East Asia. It is best to take all precautions rather than getting ill.
The Career China team members are not medical professionals, so we cannot advise what vaccinations you should get. We advise you speak with a medical professional in your home country on what to have done.
Many of the vaccinations last from 2 years to 10 years. Some of the vaccinations may require you to have several series of shots done, so make sure you do this well in advance.
Here are some links to websites that may be of help. Once again, check with your medical professional if these findings are correct in China:
It does not appear so.
China does not have travel clinics or the same resources you may find at home. International hospitals in larger cities may have some vaccinations, but there still may be issues with getting them to vaccine you as a foreigner.
We found the most common issue to be that the doctor will not have your medical history, so many will not use their vaccines on you in case you have an allergic reaction or their medicine is slightly different to what you would find in your country. This means they may say no to protect themselves legally.