Hajj and Umrah Vaccines

Key Points - Hajj & Umrah Vaccine & Certificate

If you are planning to go on Hajj or Umrah, make sure that you are familiar with the mandatory vaccination requirements for Saudi Arabia.

Vaccination with ONE of the following vaccines is acceptable:

If the vaccine type is not indicated on the certificate, it will be considered valid for three years. You should also check the requirements for covid-19 vaccination and testing.

We offer the Meningitis ACWY vaccine and certificate service at our clinic in Carters Chemist, Islington. 

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Which Vaccinations Are Required For Hajj & Umrah?

All those visiting Saudi Arabia for Hajj & Umrah or seasonal work are required to submit a certificate of vaccination with the Meningococcal quadrivalent ACWY vaccine. The certificate of vaccination must be issued no more than 3 years and no less than 10 days before arrival in Saudi Arabia.

Book your Meningitis ACWY Vaccine online to avoid the last-minute rush. We also offer a wide range of travel vaccinations and antimalarials

Compulsory Vaccine For Hajj & Umrah?

Mass gatherings like Hajj and Umrah are associated with potential risk of infectious diseases. There was an outbreak linked to Group A and then Group W1
To avoid further outbreaks, quadrivalent ACWY vaccination has been a compulsory entry requirement into Saudi Arabia for pilgrims on Hajj and Umrah, and for other travellers in Hajj season since 2002.

What Is Meningitis?

Meningitis is the swelling of the meninges, which is the lining around the brain and spinal cord, caused mainly by germs entering the body. It is a serious medical conditions, that requires urgent treatment. For signs and symptoms of Meningitis, visit the NHS page here. Meningitis can be caused by bacterial, viral or fungal infection that enters the blood. Find out more information on Meningitis.

How Can I Book Hajj & Umrah Vaccinations?

Now you can book your hajj and umrah vaccination appointment online. Simply select a date and time that suits you and book online.Visit the clinic at the booked appointment time.
Our travel health pharmacist will have a short consultation with you to establish which vaccines you require and their clinical suitability. The vaccination will be offered at the same appointment.

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