Wednesday, October 06, 2010

Saudi Arabia Imposes Mandatory Vaccinations on Foreign Pilgrims Coming for Haj and Umrah

The mandatory vaccination mandates are picking up steam again just as they did last year in 2009. For all the Haj and Umrah pilgrims, take note.

It is mandatory for foreign pilgrims coming on Haj and Umrah this year to be vaccinated for communicable diseases such as yellow fever, cerebrospinal meningitis fever, polio and influenza, according to Dr. Khalid Al-Marghalani, the Ministry of Health’s (MoH) spokesperson.

Al-Marghalani said the MoH is following instructions from the World Health Organization (WHO) about the latest developments on epidemics, particularly from African, Asian and South American countries.

Source: Saudi Gazette

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