Vaccinations for Mexico
Last Updated 05/01/2022
Today we will discuss all vaccinations for Mexico. We’ll show you which vaccinations are mandatory and which are recommended. Because sometimes confusion does arise. And when it comes to vaccinations, it’s best to avoid confusion. We also briefly discuss what causes these injections. Hope it helps you!
Hepatitis A (Mandatory)
Hepatitis is a severe inflammation of the liver caused by a virus. If you want a full inoculation of Hepatitis A, you must gettwo injections. The first injection will protect you for 1 year. The second (6 months later) protects you for the next 30 years.
Hepatitis B (Recommended)
Hepatitis B is an infection of the liver caused by a virus. A complete vaccination against this virus includes three injections spread over 6 months. Among which the last syringe provides lifelong protection.
DTP is the abbreviation for Diphtheria, Tetanus and Polio. The chances of contracting these diseases in Belgium are extremely low. In countries like Mexico, that chance does exist. As a child, you already received an immunization against these diseases (in Belgium). However, it is still recommended to vaccinate yourself one more time before you leave.
Rabies (Travel related)
Rabies is a disease that can be contracted through the bite of a mammal. If you only go to the tourist regions you will not need this vaccination. But if you’re crossing the country, it’s best to take these three injections anyway. Because this is a pretty serious disease, where death is (often) the result.
Dengue and Zika virus
Dengue and Zika viruses are two viruses transmitted by mosquitoes. There are no vaccinations against this yet. Protecting yourself properly from mosquitoes is very important (especially when travelling through the country)! For pregnant women or women who want to become pregnant in the near future, it is smart to inform your doctor about the Zika virus. It can sometimes be advised against visiting certain countries as a (future) pregnant woman.
As long as you are not on the border with Guatemala, measures against malaria are not necessary. If you do find yourself close to this borders, it is best to contact your doctor so they can give youprevention tips and prescribemalaria pills.
Vaccinations for Mexico today should include the Covid19 vaccine. Because the rules change frequently, we cannot give advice that is up to date. Therefore, we are happy to refer you to the official authorities.
Supplemental vaccinations for Mexico
We check monthly that this list is still u to date. If you are still in doubt, you can always check the websites to inform you or consult your doctor. Are you looking for more tips about this beautiful country? Then be sure to take a look at ourfree Mexico travel guide. Where we would be happy to help you plan your dream trip.