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Vaccination Requirements for Umrah in Ramadan 2018

Vaccination Requirements for Umrah in Ramadan 2018

Keeping in mind that medical concerns related to Umrah in Ramadan 2018, Umrah 2018, and Saudi Arabs needs the pilgrims to get vaccinated against the following infections, diseases and viral, etc:

Vaccination against Meningococcal Meningitis:

A certificate of vaccination is needed to be presented by adults and children over the age of two years reaching for the purpose of Hajj and Umrah pilgrimage. The requirement for the medical certificate to be valid is that it must be issued not more than 3 years and no less than 10 days proceeding to arrival in Saudi Arabia.

Vaccines for Umrah 2018 (Recommended)

All the pilgrims should ensure that they are updated with the recommended immunizations for life. (For instance in the UK it is necessary for a traveller to have 5 doses of tetanus vaccine and five doses of polio vaccine.) Vaccine injection dose must be given if the validity of the vaccinations has expired. It is suggested to the traveller to get him or she checked for diseases before leaving for Umrah 2018. Pilgrims are suggested to get vaccinated for the under mentioned diseases before leaving for Umrah in Holy Ramadan in 2018.

Seasonal Influenza:

One of the vaccination needs for Umrah 2018 by the Saudi Ministry of Health is the vaccination against the influenza. The ministry suggests the pilgrims to get vaccinated before arriving in the Saudi Arabia. It is especially significant for those who are flat to catch the viral, such as the children and elderly, individuals with chronic heart or chest disease, diabetes or immunosuppressant.

Rubella and Measles:

With the present resurgence of Rubella and Measles instances, special actions are necessary to be taken in order to counter and safe from them and to avoid widespread outbreaks while Umrah 2018. Hence, before travelling for Hajj and Umrah it is significant to make sure that traveller vaccinated and immune to these diseases.

Common Guidelines to avoid Health Risks during Umrah 2018:

The Saudi Arabia Ministry of Health recommends that elderly (over 65 years old) and patients of constant diseases (For instance: Kidney and Heart, Respiratory System concern diseases), people with deadly illness, pregnant women and kids under twelve years of age must postpone the performance of Umrah 2018 for their own well being.In order to bound the spread to different viral diseases, the Ministry of health Saudi Arabia advises the pilgrims to stand by certain health guidelines which are given below:

  • Keep your hands dirt-free, disinfect and wash them often (especially after coughing or sneezing)
  • Dispose-off the used tissue papers correctly especially after coughing and sneezing on them.
  • Avoid the contact of hands with mouth, eyes and nose.
  • Try to stay away from those people who show signs of having respiratory or any kind of other infections.
  • Avoid the eating of under-cooked meat or food cooked under unsanitary conditions. Make sure to correctly wash vegetables and fruit before eating them.
  • In crowded places try to wear mask over your mouth and nose (not wear while performing the Umrah and Hajj).
  • Sustain superior personal hygiene.
  • Keep away from insects and animals.