It was the start of the vacation season for the Smith family. That nice family was about to embark on an exciting vacation to Mexico. With their medium-sized suitcases packed (after all of that crazy baggage prices increase for international flights) and their passports ready, they were very excited to explore the vibrant culture, stunning sandy beaches, and taste the delicious Mexican food. But before they could begin their journey, there were a few things they had to consider – possible diseases they may face and the vaccines and medications needed for their trip to Mexico.
When travelling to any foreign country other than your country, it is important to be aware of the health risks, as well as the necessary vaccines and medications that are required to counter any possible disease or pandemic. Mexico is no exception.
A week before the Smith family could set out on their journey, they had to check Travel Canada or the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website to see what vaccines and medications are needed for Mexico. Both Travel Canada and The CDC recommend that all adults and children travelling to Mexico are up to date with routine vaccines, such as the measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccine, the diphtheria and tetanus vaccines, COVOID-19 vaccines, and the varicella or the chickenpox vaccine. In addition, the CDC recommends that all travellers to Mexico receive a seasonal flu vaccine, as it is very common during certain times of the year.
The family doctor of the Smith family also advised them to consider other possible vaccines for other illnesses, such as hepatitis A and B, typhoid fever, and rabies, and to check whether they are up-to date on those ones. While these illnesses are not very common in Mexico, it is still important to be aware of them and take the necessary precautions.
Chaparral Pharmacy also advised the Smith family to take proper precautions against other not very common viruses and diseases such as chikungunya and dengue, and the zika virus. Those cunning diseases are mostly transmitted through mosquitos. So by protecting themselves against mosquito bites (by avoiding places known to have mosquitos and by using products such as OFF!), the Smith Family has a good chance to avoid those diseases, as there are no vaccines against those diseases.
In addition to vaccines, the Smith family was also advised to bring along certain medications that could help if they were to become ill during their stay in Mexico. These medications included antidiarrheal medicines, antacids such as ranitidine, and any over-the-counter antihistamines. It is also important to bring along sunblock, as Mexico is known for its tropical climate, and the sun can be very strong.
After all those precautions, the Smith family was prepared for their trip and was ready to explore all that Mexico had to offer with all those stunning places and breathtaking culture. The Smith family advised all their friends who are expecting to travel soon to do like them, as it is important to stay up to date with routine vaccines and to bring along the necessary medications for any potential illnesses or diseases upon international travelling.
The Smith family had a wonderful and safe trip to Mexico and returned home with wonderful memories and souvenirs. Thanks to their preparation and knowledge of the necessary vaccines and medications needed for their trip, and the help of Chaparral Pharmacy in ensuring their preparedness, they were able to have a wonderful and safe experience.