4 necessary vaccinations for Hajj this year

The Emirates Health Services Corporation stressed the need for pilgrims to obtain the prescribed vaccinations, no less than 14 days before the date of travel, so that the body can obtain the necessary immunity against the targeted diseases.

She explained that the list of necessary vaccinations for the Hajj season this year includes obtaining the Covid-19 vaccine, "the two basic doses in addition to the supporting dose if the traveler is entitled to it", the meningococcal vaccine, and the seasonal flu vaccine, and if the pilgrim is 65 years old or over or suffers from a chronic disease. The pneumococcal vaccine is recommended.

 The Foundation confirmed the availability of all vaccination services for pilgrims in the primary health care centers, and those wishing to obtain them should go to the nearest center to obtain the service in minutes.

In turn, the Ministry of Health and Community Protection called on pilgrims and community members to follow all instructions and precautions to be taken before and during travel, and to ensure that they receive basic and optional vaccinations, and ensure that basic and supportive doses are taken for the “Covid 19” vaccination, as part of its keenness to preserve the health and safety of pilgrims from diseases. contagion while they are in the Holy Land to perform Hajj.

The Ministry recommended pilgrims visit the health center to complete the required doses of the Covid 19 vaccination according to the protocols approved by the health authorities, and take a set of preventive measures represented in reviewing the health center before traveling long enough to ensure that the person is able to perform the Hajj, especially if He suffers from chronic diseases.

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