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.
Why Travel Klinix?
- Consultant expertise: Travel Klinix is run by Dr Ravi Gowda, a consultant in infectious diseases and a specialist in tropical and travel medicine
- Nursing excellence: Gemma Hicks is an experienced nursing sister having previously cared for patients with infections on a specialist ward
- Unrivalled service: The only travel health clinic in the region with such expertise
- Trust : You can therefore be reassured that you will receive the correct vaccinations for your trip and in a safe manner
- Flexible appointments : We offer flexible same day, evening and weekend appointments
- Accessible location with free parking
- Professional and yet friendly service. See what our customers say:
- “Excellent personalised approach to travel ID protection. Highly recommended” – RK
- “They are reassuring, calm, professional, friendly – I now feel ready to face any diseases the world cares to throw at me!” – SB
|Vaccination||All travellers||Most travellers||Some travellers||Route of transmission||Vaccine course||Price|
|MMR||Yes||Person to person||Course of two||Price|
|Diphtheria, Tetanus, Polio||Yes||Person to person, contamination of open wounds, contaminated food and water||Single dose||Price|
|Hepatitis A||Yes||Contaminated food and water||Course of two||Price|
|Typhoid||Yes||Contaminated food and water||Single dose||Price|
|Rabies||Yes||Bites and scratches from animals||Course of three||Price|
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.
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 above is a general guide for travel vaccinations for Mexico ( see our price list)
Who will be vaccinating you
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.
Risk of malaria in 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.
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.
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)
For more details on malaria see Advisory Committee on Malaria Prevention (ACMP) Guidelines
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.
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