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Vaccines necessary and recommended to travel to Mexico

Before going to a country it is important to know what vaccines are needed to travel to it. In the case of Mexico, there is no mandatory vaccination, but it is highly recommended. In this article, we talk about the vaccines that are advised. In addition, we give you some sanitary recommendations.

Below you have an index with all the points that we are going to deal with in this article.

Recommended vaccines

Contrary to what some people think, no There is no mandatory vaccine to enter Mexico. No matter which country you come from, no vaccination is required from the visitor, not even against yellow fever. However, there are a number of vaccines that are recommended to have up to date.

First, the basic vaccination recommended to visit any destination is as follows:

  • Hepatitis A
  • Tetanus-Diphtheria
  • Triple viral (measles, rubella and mumps)

In many countries, these vaccines are made available to people when they are children, so you should confirm with your doctor what vaccines you should get and which ones are no longer needed.

Similarly, another vaccine that is advisable to travel to Mexico is that of typhoid fever, especially if you are going to leave big cities like Mexico D.F. Therefore, if you are going to Riviera Maya, you should keep it up to date.

Also, if you plan to carry out some risky activity, it is recommended that you get vaccinated against hepatitis B. Similarly, if you are going to deal with animals, you should get vaccinated against rabies.

In the case of Spain, you can know what International Vaccination Centers are in your city by clicking in this link. As for Colombia, you have the list in this web page.

Other diseases

There are some diseases in the country for which there is no vaccine. Usually these are transmitted by the mosquito bite, so the most important thing is to have a quality repellent and wear appropriate clothing.

One of these diseases is malaria, which occurs mostly in the Pacific area. For this condition there is a medicine that is given orally. However, this medication has some side effects and should be taken before, during, and after the trip.

Similarly, there can also be cases of dengue, chikungunya and the Zika virus, especially during the rainy months, which occur between May and November. The states where there is more risk are:

  • Chiapas
  • Warrior
  • Oaxaca
  • Tabasco
  • Veracruz

Of these diseases, Zika virus is especially dangerous for pregnant women, as it can cause malformations in the fetus.

Sanitary advice

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation of Spain indicates that it is important to have a health insurance with a wide coverage that includes repatriation and evacuation to the country of origin, since health, despite being of quality, is expensive.

Even so, it is possible that, even if there is medical insurance, it is mandatory to pay in advance the medical expenses so that, later, the insurance pays you.

Finally, it is recommended to drink bottled water, wash fruits and vegetables well before consuming them, and avoid acquiring food from street stalls.

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