Vaccinations for Pilgrimage Initiated
Vaccinations for Pilgrimage Initiated12/4/2018
The Ministry of Health announces that all citizens and residents who wish to perform the Hajj pilgrimage during this year (1439H/2018) and accepted by the electronic sorting announced by the Ministry of Awqaf and Religious Affairs have to proceed to the nearest health institution in their Governorate in order to take the following necessary vaccinations
1. The Quadric-vaccination against Meningococcal Meningitis (ACWY 135), which provides immunity for three years. Therefore, those who have been immunized with this vaccine for a period of not more than three years and have documentation, they do not need to be vaccinated again.
2. Seasonal Influenza vaccine, which provides seasonal immunity against Seasonal Influenza diseases. This seasonal vaccine is given annually.
Therefore, Ministry of Health urges all citizens and residents who want to perform the Hajj pilgrimage this year (1439 AH /2018) to take the vaccination prior to departure for a period of not less than ten days, which is considered a prerequisite to perform Hajj pilgrimage and to enter the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) according to the instructions of the competent authorities at the KSA.
All are requested to adhere to the above instructions in order to prevent transmission of the diseases and safeguard the public health.