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Hajj 2024: Saudi Arabia Urges Pilgrims To Be Vaccinated Against COVID-19, Flu And More

Saudi health authorities have urged domestic and international pilgrims to take necessary vaccinations ahead of Hajj 2024

Saudi health authorities have advised Hajj pilgrims to take necessary vaccinations to prevent the spread of infectious diseases.  

The Ministry of Health issued a statement urging domestic pilgrims to get vaccinated before embarking on this year’s Hajj, to ensure a safe and healthy experience for all.

According to the ministry, domestic pilgrims should have:

  • One dose of the COVID-19 vaccine administered in 1445 AH (2023-2024)
  • One dose of the seasonal influenza vaccine administered in the same year
  • One dose of the meningococcal vaccine administered within the past five years.

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The ministry said these vaccinations are readily available at primary healthcare centres throughout the Kingdom.

Local pilgrims can conveniently schedule appointments through the Sehhaty app.

The ministry said it is important to get vaccinated in view of the large gatherings during Hajj, when people from all over the world come together, increasing the risk of infectious diseases.

For detailed health requirements, pilgrims from outside Saudi Arabia should visit the Ministry of Health website.

 The ministry highlighted some of the most crucial vaccinations for international pilgrims, include:

  • Meningococcal
  • Yellow fever
  • Polio


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