Muscat: Today is the last day to undergo medical tests and vaccinations for people wishing to perform Haj, according to the Ministry of Health regulations.
The Ministry of Health had earlier issued a statement, noting that medical examinations and vaccinations can be received between May 22 and June 4, 2016.
“Persons who have received a text message approval from the Ministry of Awqaf and Religious Affairs, should go to health institutions,” the statement said.
“The Quadra-vaccination for meningococcal meningitis provides a three-year-immunity. Hence, all those who have been vaccinated within a period of three years and hold relevant documents to prove this are exempted from receiving this vaccine,” the statement said.
Regarding the seasonal Influenza vaccine, the statement said the vaccine provides a seasonal immunity and should be repeated annually.
“These vaccines are essential to enter the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, as requested from healthcare authorities there,” it added.
The requirements to visit health institutions include an identity card or passport for Omanis and a resident card for non-Omanis that should be completed as part of the procedures from the Ministry of Awqaf and Religious Affairs.
“All pilgrims for this year need to adhere and comply with the instructions in order to prevent the spread of these preventable diseases and to protect the public’s health,” it added.