Umrah Vaccination in Sharjah
Taking preventive methods to avoid health problems during Umrah & Hajj is very important as millions Muslims from all parts of the world come and gather to perform Hajj & Umrah. Umrah Vaccines & Hajj Vaccines are given to prevent spread of some communicable disease due close contact during Hajj and Umrah.
Umrah vaccination program’s aim is to prevent various infection that can occur and spread quickly due to close gathering of people at one place
Meningococcal Vaccine (Mandatory)
This vaccine is mandatory. It protects against meningitis. The vaccine should be give at least 10 days before leaving for pilgrimage and not more than 3 years before. If you have been vaccinated for meningitis earlier make sure you carry the card with you as it will be valid for 3 years.
AED 350 140 AED
Seasonal Flu or Influenza Vaccine (Not Mandatory)
Flu vaccine is not mandatory but it is recommended by KSA. Especially children less than 5 years and elders or people with some chronic disease. We do strongly suggest you to get your flu shot before leaving for Umrah or Hajj.
This vaccine is not mandatory, but it is recommended. It will cost you 100 AED
Pneumococcal Vaccine (Not Mandatory)
Pneumococcal vaccine for Umrah is not mandatory but it is highly recommended as well. Adults aged 65 years and above or young people with chronic conditions like diabetes, kidney disease, lung disease or people who have weak immune system are more prone to Pneumonia. Pneumococcal vaccine prevents against that.
Yellow Fever & Polio Vaccine is mandatory for people coming from countries which are declared “Yellow Fever Infected” Countries or where Polio is still not eradicated or endemic.
Some Travel Tips
Make sure you get vaccinated at least 2 weeks before going for Umrah or Hajj.
- Always wash your hands regularly
- Carry first aid kit with you.
- Make sure to hydrate yourself well with water and juices.
Dr. Rahil Ahmad
Dr. Rahil is keen in practicing a holistic approach for the physical and mental well being with importance of preventive medicine and sustainable lifestyle changes of his patients of all ages.