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Non-traveling family members of the new adoptee often aren't vaccinated either. A CDC official said a 2007 international adoption of twins hospitalized a 51-year-old woman in California. Another last year put two adults in the hospital and prompted school vaccination clinics in a Maine community.
The panel's recommendation is targeted at family members, baby sitters and others who come in close contact with an international adoptee within 60 days of the child's arrival in the United States. Ideally, people should get the first dose at least two weeks before the parents bring the child home, health officials said.
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