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Hajj: Health Ministry announces availability of vaccines for pilgrims in Oman

Oman Tuesday 07/June/2022 15:18 PM
By: ONA
Hajj: Health Ministry announces availability of vaccines for pilgrims in Oman
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Muscat: The Ministry of Health (MoH) said that health institutions today began to provide vaccines for citizens and residents who have been accepted to perform the Hajj this year (1443 /2022). This process will run through till 3 July 2022.

According to the requirements of the authorities concerned in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA), the necessary vaccinations include Covid-19 vaccine (two doses of the vaccines approved in the Sultanate of Oman), the Quadric-vaccination against Meningococcal Meningitis (ACYW135) and the seasonal flu vaccine.

Therefore, MOH urges all citizens and residents who would like to perform Hajj this year (1443 / 2022) to adhere to taking the vaccinations ten days prior to travel.

The abovementioned requirements are considered a prerequisite to entering the KSA to prevent the spread of infection and safeguard public health.