Meningitis vaccination required for Hajj Pilgrims

Pilgrims travelling to the Hajj are reminded that vaccination against bacterial meningitis is required for all travelers, who must carry a certificate showing they were vaccinated at least 10 days before leaving for Saudi Arabia, but no more than 3 years before arrival. Seasonal workers in Hajj areas are also required to be vaccinated.

Visit our Health Library for more information on exposure to and the prevention of Meningitis.

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