Domestic Pilgrims Must Take Two More Additional Vaccines Before Hajj

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Health ministry states, domestic pilgrims inside the Kingdom who will be performing Hajj must take two vaccines before performing the rituals

Riyadh — The Ministry of Health (MoH) stated that domestic pilgrims inside the Kingdom who will be performing Hajj must take two vaccines before performing the rituals.

The Ministry of Health revealed the two vaccinations that domestic pilgrims have to take, and they are:

1 – The meningitis vaccination:

The Ministry said that the meningitis vaccine must be taken by domestic pilgrims who have not received the immunization during the last five years. They must take this vaccine at least ten days before going to Hajj.

2 – The seasonal influenza (flu) vaccination:

The MoH said that domestic pilgrims, who have not ever received the seasonal influenza vaccination; must take it at least ten days before going to Hajj.

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It is noteworthy that the Ministry of Umrah and Hajj said earlier that citizens and residents under 65 years; are required to complete three doses of the COVID-19 vaccine.

The definition of an immunized person in Saudi Arabia is one who has completed three doses of the vaccine.

The Ministry has instructed that all pilgrims must abide by the health instructions. They should comply with all precautionary measures to preserve their health and safety while performing the Hajj rituals.

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