Emirates Health Services Corporation stressed the need for pilgrims to receive the prescribed vaccinations, no less than 14 days before the travel date, so that the body can obtain the necessary immunity to the targeted diseases.
She explained that the list of vaccinations needed for the Hajj season this year includes obtaining the Covid-19 vaccine, “the two basic doses in addition to the supporting dose if the traveler is entitled to it”, the meningococcal vaccine and the seasonal flu. vaccine, and if the pilgrim is 65 years of age or suffering from a chronic disease, the pneumococcal vaccine is recommended.
The foundation confirmed the availability of all vaccination services for pilgrims in the primary health centers and those who want to get them should go to the nearest center to get the service in minutes.
In return, the Ministry of Health and Civil Protection urged pilgrims and community members to follow all instructions and precautions to be taken before and during the trip, and to ensure that they receive basic and optional vaccinations, and to ensure that basic and supportive doses are taken . for the “Covid 19” vaccination, as part of its zeal to preserve the health and safety of pilgrims from diseases while in the Holy Land to perform Hajj.
The ministry recommended pilgrims visit the health center to carry out the necessary doses of the Covid 19 vaccination according to the protocols approved by the health authorities and take a set of preventive measures represented by reviewing the health center before traveling long enough to ensure that the person is able to perform Hajj, especially if he suffers from chronic diseases.
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