The Ministry of Health announces for the citizens and residents that the medical examination and vaccination needed for Haj this year 1437/2016 will be conducted starting from 22/05/2016 until 4/06/2016. Persons who received a text message approval from the Ministry of Awqaf and Religious Affairs and chose the health institution need to go to the health institutions supported with electronic government network according to the issued list in Haj system. The vaccinations menus are:
1- Quadra-vaccination against Meningococcal Meningitis :
This vaccine provides a three-year-immunity; hence, all those who have been vaccinated with the same vaccine within a period of three years and hold relevant documents to prove this are exempted from taking this vaccine.
2- Seasonal Influenza vaccine:
This vaccine provides a seasonal immunity and should be repeated annually.
This vaccines are essential to enter the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia as requested from healthcare authorities there.
*Requirements needed while visiting health institution:
1- ID Card or Passport for Omani
2- The resident card for non-Omani that should be after completing all procedures from the Ministry of Awqaf and Religious Affairs.
It is requested from all pilgrims for this year to adhere and comply with the above mentioned instructions in order to prevent the spread of these preventable diseases and to protect the public health.