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Vaccines for Young Children Travelling to Mexico

The vaccines and precautions your children will need all depend on where you are going and what you are doing on your holiday to Mexico.

Being frequent travellers before having children my husband and I were already fully inoculated for our trip to Mexico. However, our children were not.

If you are looking at a package holiday to a well looked after and well known resort here is what you need to know:


Advised vaccinations:

  1. Tetanus – This is included in the very first group of injections your baby receives from 8 weeks old if you live in the UK. They will then receive boosters as they get older. Ensure all your child’s inoculations are up to date and this should be covered.
  2. Paediatric Hepatitis A – This can only be administered to children over 1 year old. It is an injection you will need to arrange with your GP. For children unable to have the vaccine precautionary advise is that they avoid ice and washed fruit and salads and stick to packaged foods. This will mainly apply to weaning babies of under a year old.

If you are staying in a reputable five star resort everything should be fine.


Areas that are classed as low risk are:

  1. Jalisco
  2. Quintana Roo
  3. Sonora
  4. Tabasco

It is best to avoid taking your children to areas where Malaria is classed as high risk.

If travel to these areas cannot be avoided you must seek advice from a health care professional.

For more information on preparing to take your children over seas check out the Fit To Travel website.

Check out: Travel Safety for you Little Ones: 10 Helpful Safety Tips

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