Health Regulations
​Seasonal Infleunza
 

Required Vaccinations (Seasonal Influenza):
  • All domestic pilgrims and health workers in the Hajj and Umrah areas are required to receive the most recently available seasonal Influenza vaccine 10 days prior to their arrival to Hajj and Umrah areas
Recommended Vaccinations (Seasonal Influenza):
  • Travelers arriving for Umrah, Hajj or for seasonal work in Hajj areas are recommended to get vaccinated against seasonal influenza. 
  • Influenza vaccination is particularly important for pregnant women, children under 5 years, the elderly, individuals with chronic medical conditions (such as chronic cardiac, pulmonary, renal, metabolic, neurodevelopmental, liver or hematologic diseases) and individuals with immunosuppressive conditions (such as HIV/AIDS, receiving chemotherapy or steroids, or malignancy).
  • Countries are encouraged to secure adequate quantities of the most recent influenza vaccine recommended for use in their country to be administered to those intending to perform Hajj. For this year's Hajj, the southern hemisphere vaccine is expected to be available before Hajj and the Ministry of Health in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia recommends all pilgrims from the southern hemisphere or from countries which use the southern hemisphere vaccine to receive this vaccine at least 10 days prior to commencing hajj​



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