It’s not if you travel to Mexico, but when you do, you will be pleasantly surprised at how much there is to see and do. We say when because who doesn’t want to visit a place that offers great weather, beaches, culture, and food, and is just a short flight for most living in the United States. Many people visit to take advantage of the breathtaking beaches, but to get the full experience it is highly recommended that you mingle with the locals and visit the ancient civilizations.
Do you need Vaccines to travel to Mexico?
Yes. The CDC recommends the following vaccines if you are traveling to Mexico. Some are recommended however some may be required. The vaccinations include Meningitis, Pneumonia, Chickenpox, TDAP (Diphtheria-Tetanus-Pertussis), Flu (Influenza), Measles-Mumps-Rubella (MMR), Polio, Shingles, COVID-19, Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Measles, Rabies, Cholera, and Typhoid.
Recommended Travel Vaccines for Mexico
|Recommended Travel Vaccine||Vaccine Details|
|COVID-19||It is recommended that all travelers be up to date with their COVID-19 Vaccine, whether it be first, second, or booster shots.|
|Hepatitis A||The CDC recommends the Hepatitis A vaccination to travelers of all ages. Please call for specifics.|
|Hepatitis B||The CDC recommends the Hepatitis B vaccination to travelers of all ages.|
|Cholera||Recommended to any travel going to areas where Cholera is active and has high transmission. Cases have been reported in this area.|
|Rabies||A Rabies vaccine would be necessary if you were planning to be around dogs or wildlife. Rabid dogs are common in many countries. Reference the above map to verify.|
|Typhoid||The Typhoid Vaccine is recommended to the majority of travelers.|
Routine Vaccines when traveling to Mexico
|Routine Vaccines||Vaccine Details|
|Chickenpox||The CDC recommends that children under the age of 13 have 2 doses as long as the second dose is 3 months after the first dose. If over 13, get doses at least 28 days apart.|
|TDAP (Diphtheria-Tetanus-Pertussis)||It is recommended that everyone get the TDAP vaccine according to the CDC.|
|Flu (influenza)||Based on CDC recommendations, anyone 6 months or older should receive the flu vaccine.|
|Measles-Mumps-Rubella (MMR)||The CDC recommends a dose of the MMR Vaccine to infants from 6 to 11 months that are traveling.|
|Polio||The CDC recommends Polio Vaccines in booster doses to adults who received their initial shot as a child. The series is recommended for those that are unvaccinated or do not know their vaccination status.|
|Shingles||The CDC recommends the shingles vaccine for adults ages 50 years and older and the doses should be given 2 to 6 months apart.|
|Meningitis||Recommended for any individual who does not have the vaccination and or is considered a risk.|
|Pneumonia||There are multiple types of pneumonia vaccines meant to protect against pneumococcal disease. Review each vaccine on the CDC website.|