This depends partly on what kind of trip you are going to make. If it is a couple of weeks in a beach resort in Cancun, for example, you don't need to take as many as you would if you were traveling through the jungle and remote villages. Since most vaccines don´t produce immunity until at least two weeks after they are given, be sure to check on time which vaccinations you need and visit a doctor four to eight weeks before departure. Ask your doctor for a yellow booklet which lists all vaccinations you´ve received. It´s good to carry this booklet with you when you travel.

Clients should be up to date on routine vaccinations (including measles, diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis, polio, chickenpox) while traveling to any destination.

For most travelers, we recommend vaccinations for Hepatitis A and typhoid, as you can get these through contaminated food or water. We recommend these vaccines for most travelers, especially if you are staying with friends or relatives, visiting smaller cities or rural areas, or if you are an adventurous eater. Depending on where you are going, how long you are staying, what you will be doing, we also recommend the vaccination for Hepatitis B.

Although rabies can are found in dogs, bats, and other mammals in Mexico, it is not a major risk to most travelers. We recommend this vaccine only for travelers involved in outdoor and other activities in remote areas that put them at risk for animal bites (such as adventure travel and caving).

People who will be working with or around animals, people who are taking long trips or moving to remote areas in Mexico, and for children, because they tend to play with animals, might not report bites and are more likely to have animal bites on their head and neck. Finally, when traveling in certain parts of Mexico, you should avoid mosquito bites to prevent malaria. You may choose to take prescription medicine before, during, and after your trip to prevent malaria, depending on your travel plans, but the relative risk of malaria is low.