Vaccinations For Mexico - Which Vaccines Do I Need?

From beautiful beaches to fascinating relics of the ancient Mayan civilization, you can find it all in Mexico. Every year, millions of tourists visit Mexico to enjoy a relaxing break or go on an exciting adventure holiday. 

Regardless of whether you are planning on relaxing on the beach or scaling the volcanos, it is important that you stay safe during your trip. All travellers going to Mexico should get vaccinated for hepatitis A and typhoid. Depending on what your plans are, you may also need additional immunisation for rabies and tetanus - make sure you speak to a travel nurse at least six weeks before your trip to discuss your needs.

In certain parts of Mexico, malaria prevention is also required. 

Malaria in Mexico

Mexico is a risk area for malaria. The risk is classed as low but it is important that you protect yourself by taking malaria tablets if you are travelling to Chihuahua, Chiapas, Durango, Nayarit, Oaxaca or Sinaloa. Lariam, Malarone and Doxycycline are all effective in preventing malaria in these regions.

The malaria risk in the states of Jalisco, Quintana Roo, Sonora, and Tabasco is classed as very low. This means, that you should take precautions to avoid mosquito bites but you don’t need to take malaria tablets. There is no risk of malaria along the US - Mexico border.

Medication Pack Size Price
Malaria Tablets
Various From £25

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