Travel Vaccinations Mexico

Travel Klinix can offer a wide range of Travel Vaccinations. If you are travelling to Mexico, you often need additional Travel Vaccinations to protect yourself from infections.

The Travel Vaccinations you need for Mexico may depend on:

  • Which areas you will be visiting
  • The time of the year of your trip
  • What kind of activities you will be participating in
  • Your age and general health
  • Your individual risk assessment

The table below is a general guide for travel vaccinations for Mexico ( see our price list)

VaccinationAll travellersMost travellersSome travellersRoute of transmissionVaccine course
MMRYesPerson to personCourse of two
Diptheria, Tetanus, PolioYesPerson to person, contamination of open wounds, contaminated food and waterSingle dose
Hepatitis AYesContaminated food and waterCourse of two
TyphoidYesContaminated food and waterSingle dose
RabiesYesBites and scratches from animalsCourse of three

Please be aware that information on this site does not constitute as medical advice and is merely for guidance. You should always seek specialist travel health advice before you travel.

Why Travel Klinix?

Dr Ravi Gowda, a consultant in infectious diseases and a specialist in tropical and travel medicine, runs Travel Klinix. This is the only travel health clinic in the region with such expertise. Dr Ravi Gowda also works with Gemma Hicks who is an experienced nursing sister having previously cared for patients with infections on a specialist ward. Dr Gowda and Gemma are, therefore, trusted experts who are knowledgeable in the field of travel health medicine. You can be reassured that you will receive the relevant vaccinations for your trip and in a safe manner.

Who will be vaccinating you

Dr Gowda, Consultant in Infectious Diseases

Dr Gowda, Consultant in Infectious Diseases

Gemma Hicks, RGN, Nursing sister

Gemma Hicks, RGN, Nursing sister

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Dr Gowda’s top tip for Mexico

Please note that you may be at risk of cyclospora infection in Mexico, even from all-inclusive resorts in Cancun. This is a foodborne parasitic infection so you may experience diarrhoea and abdominal cramps if you are infected.

Malaria

Risk of malaria in Mexico

Malaria Map of Mexico

Malaria Map of Mexico

You are generally at very low risk of malaria in Mexico. For specialist travel health advice call Travel Klinix

Recommended malaria tablets for Mexico

It is important you are aware of the risk of malaria and avoid mosquitoes bites when travelling in Mexico. 

What is malaria?

Mosquitoes spread malaria by biting mainly from dusk till dawn. It is a serious and potentially life threatening infection. You are at risk of malaria in most of the tropical regions of the world but most cases occur in Sub Saharan Africa. In 2015 there were 212 million malaria cases with an estimated 429,000 deaths. 90% of these cases  and 92% of malaria deaths are in Africa.

Malaria symptoms

This can be anything but the most common malaria symptoms are fever, chills, headache and overwhelming body and muscle ache. If you experience any of these symptoms within 3 months of a travelling to a country where malaria occurs then you should contact your doctor urgently; diagnosis is quick and easy with a simple blood test. If you are diagnosed and treated promptly you should make a full recovery. If, however, you delay seeking help, malaria can be difficult to treat and you may become seriously ill.

Malaria prevention

You can prevent malaria in four, easy steps. The A, B, C, D of malaria prevention is easy to remember:

Awareness of the risk

Bite prevention (particularly at night time by use of repellent or nets)

Chemoprophylaxis (use of appropriate malaria prevention tablets)

Diagnosis (prompt diagnosis and treatment)

Resources

For more details on malaria see Advisory Committee on Malaria Prevention (ACMP) Guidelines

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Yellow Fever                                   

Yellow fever risk and  vaccine certificate requirements for Mexico

You are not at risk of yellow fever in all areas of Mexico

Vaccine certificate requirements for Mexico

Under International Health Regulations,  a yellow fever vaccine certificate is not required for Mexico

For more information, take a look at the World Health Organisation list of countries with risk of yellow fever

Additional travel health advice and risks for Mexico

You are at risk of Dengue fever and other insect borne  diseases such as leishmaniasis, Zika virus and West Nile fever. There is a moderate risk of Zika virus in Mexico, so if you are pregnant you should consider postponing non-essential travel until after pregnancy. By avoiding insect bites, you can reduce the risk of these diseases.

 You may also experience altitude illness at elevations above 2500 metres and some places of interest in Mexico are higher than this.

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Mexico General information

  • There are many reasons to visit Mexico. This ranges from world famous resorts and beaches to its vast nature reserves that are the most biodiverse in the world. The capital Mexico City, is modern and vibrant and yet also embraces its ancient Aztec civilisation with visitor attractions such as the Templo Mayor or Teotihuacan.Mexico is also famous for its colonial architecture, colourful festivals, rich cultural heritage and its wonderful food. Whatever you do, it is important that you travel safely and so we recommend you contact us for advice on vaccines.
  • For advice on safety and security concerns please check the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) website for Mexico