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Guatemala is a beautiful country located in Central America, known for its rich culture, stunning landscapes, and ancient Mayan ruins. Visitors can explore the colorful colonial city of Antigua, hike through the lush jungles of Tikal National Park to see the towering Mayan pyramids, or relax on the beaches of the Pacific coast. The country is also home to vibrant markets, delicious cuisine, and friendly locals who are eager to share their traditions and history. However, it is important to be aware of safety concerns and take precautions while traveling in Guatemala. Overall, Guatemala offers a unique and unforgettable experience for adventurous travelers looking to immerse themselves in a fascinating culture and natural beauty.

Guatemala Immunization Recommendations and Requirements

Before traveling, make sure you are up-to-date on all of your routine immunizations including influenza and COVID-19. Note that many vaccines that are now considered "routine" were not available until recent decades so you may not have received them at all, depending on your age and other factors. 

Infants, 6 to 11 months old should receive one dose of MMR and Hepatitis A prior to visiting Guatemala. This does not count toward routine childhood immunizations.

Talk to a travel health specialist

At Away Clinic we specialize in getting travelers ready for their trips to the world's most exotic destinations. We would be glad to assist you at the following locations:

To set up an appointment, see our self-scheduling page, call us at (480) 712-8865‬, or email us

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