Mexico vaccinations: which ones do you need?

If you travel to Mexico, then it is wise to get travel advice and to prepare your trip well. Certain vaccinations are recommended for Mexico, although in most cases they are not mandatory. Which vaccinations and immunisations you require depends on the places you plan to visit and the duration of your stay.

Mexico is located in North America. It has a tropical climate in the Tierra caliente, a subtropical climate in the Tierra templada and a temperate climate in the Tierra fria. Mexico is the land of sombreros, Mayas and Aztecs, breath taking beaches, deserts, fiestas, jungles, and the metropolis of Mexico City. Regardless of your travel plans, always protect yourself against possible diseases and avoid mosquito bites as dengue occurs in Mexico.

Our KLM Health Services nurses are happy to tell you what specific vaccinations you require for Mexico and gladly provide advice on additional precautions you can take for healthy travelling in Mexico. Click here to make an appointment with one of our nurses.

Mexico vaccinations: the most common risks

Various diseases are prevalent in Mexico to which you are likely not resistant. The right vaccines can protect you and your children against these. Please find below a list of the most common diseases and health risks in Mexico. You can see at a glance which specific vaccinations are required and what additional precautions you can take for a healthy holiday in Mexico.

 

Chikungunya

In this country Chikungunya is prevalent. A good protection against mosquito bites in the daytime is necessary.

Dengue

In this country dengue fever is prevalent. A good protection against mosquito bites in the daytime is necessary.

DTP

Vaccination is recommended for all travelers to this country.

Hepatitis A

Vaccination is recommended for all travelers to this country.

Hepatitis B

Vaccination depends on your personal situation. Please contact KLM Health Services for a personal advice.

Malaria

In this country there is a risk of getting malaria. Protection against mosquito bites is necessary during day- and nighttime. Sometimes malaria tablets are recommended, please contact KLM Health Services.

Rabies

Vaccination depends on your personal situation. In this country mammals could be infected with Rabies. Avoid contact with mammals. Please contact KLM Health Services for good and personal advice.

Zika virus

In this country Zika virus is prevalent. A good protection against mosquito bites in the daytime is necessary.

A healthy trip to Mexico? Prepare for your trip with our tips

Make your trip to Mexico as pleasant as possible and avoid unexpected surprises. Below you will find helpful tips and tricks to prepare yourself for your journey.

Our KLM Health Services’ Doctor Connect service allows your to contact a KLM Health Services expert 24/7, either by telephone, text message or WhatsApp. Not only in case of emergency but also if you have doubts. Subscribe to Doctor Connect.

Seemingly innocent things such as food, water and bright sunlight can pose a risk to your health during your travels. Want to know what measures you can take to reduce these health risks? Please read our travel tips.

The Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs travel advice helps you prepare for safety risks during your stay abroad. The travel advice, for example, tells you which regions are safe and to which regions you should not travel. Sometimes there are security risks. If this is the case, please be alert or, preferably only travel to the country concerned if genuinely necessary.

The Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs has set up a central telephone number for travellers, which can be reached 24/7. Please call: +31 247 247 247.

Schedule a vaccination for Mexico? Make an appointment!

Please make an appointment online for your Mexico vaccinations. An overview of our branches can be found here. Do you have any other questions about immunisations for Mexico? Please feel free to contact us via 0900 109 109 6 (€1,00 per call) or send an email to travelclinic@klm.com. You can also visit our frequently asked questions page.

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