Vaccination Before And After Going On Hajj
Always keep in mind the medical concerns related to Umrah or hajj in Saudi Arabs requires the pilgrims to get vaccinated against some diseases/ viral infections, etc. A certificate of vaccination is required to be open by adults and children over the age of 2 years arriving for the purpose of Umrah or Hajj pilgrimage. The requirement for the certificate to be valid is that it should be issued not more than 3 years back in Saudi Arabia.
All travelers arriving from polio-endemic countries should have proof of polio vaccination at least 6 weeks prior to departure is required for visitors from polio-endemic countries to apply for an entry visa for Saudi Arabia and travelers will also receive 1 dose of OPV which means oral polio vaccine at border points on entrance in Saudi Arabia. All pilgrimage under the age of 15 travelling to Saudi Arabia from other countries should have proof of OPV.
The Saudi Arabia Ministry of Health suggests that elderly and patients of chronic diseases like heart and Kidney, Respiratory System related diseases, pregnant women, people with deadly illness, and children under 12 years of age should postpone the performance of Umrah 2015 for their own well being. In order to stop the spread to viral diseases, the Ministry of health Saudi Arabia advises the pilgrims to obey certain health guidelines which are Keep your hands clean, Avoid the contact of hands with eyes, nose and mouth.
Hajj and Umrah performers are not allowed to bring fresh food into Saudi Arabia. Only properly canned or sealed food or food stored in containers with easy way for checking is allowed in small quantities, for a person for the duration of her or his tour. An Individual with causal health conditions such as HIV/AIDS, asthma, and chronic heart or lung diseases, seasonal influenza vaccination is highly recommended in Saudi Arabia for pilgrims, particularly those at risk described above, and all health care workers in the Hajj grounds.