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Summary of recommendations:

All travelers should visit either their personal physician or a travel health clinic 4-8 weeks before departure.

Malaria: Prophylaxis with chloroquine, Lariam (mefloquine), Malarone (atovaquone/proguanil), doxycyline, or primaquine is recommended for only for a small number of areas not usually visited by travelers, including Chiapas; rural areas in the states of Nayarit, Oaxaca, and Sinaloa; and an area between 24°N and 28°N latitude and 106°W and 110°W longitude, which lies in parts of Chihuahua, Durango, and Sonora. There is no malaria risk in the major resorts along the Pacific and Gulf Coasts or along the United States-Mexico border.

Hepatitis A

Recommended for all travelers


Recommended for all travelers

Hepatitis B

For travelers who will have intimate contact with local residents or potentially need blood transfusions or injections, especially if visiting for more than six months


For travelers spending a lot of time outdoors, or at high risk for animal bites, or involved in any activities that might bring them into direct contact with bats

Measles, mumps, rubella (MMR)

Two doses recommended for all travelers born after 1956, if not previously given


Revaccination recommended every 10 years

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