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Vaccinations Required for Hajj and Umrah Available Free of Charge

28 May 2023

Hajj Vaccination

The Primary Health Care Corporation (PHCC), through the Department of Communicable Diseases of the Department of Infection Control, announced that all the vaccinations required for Hajj or Umrah are available free of charge in all of its 31 health centers in various regions of the country.

The Ministry of Hajj and Umrah in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia indicated that there are no restrictions imposed on the numbers of pilgrims this year, to return to what they were before COVID-19 pandemic, with no age restriction.

The requirement to complete immunization with basic doses of approved COVID-19 vaccines provided that it is not less than two doses for the pilgrim wishing to perform the pilgrimage this year. Pilgrims from outside the Kingdom must provide a valid vaccination certificate proving receipt of the required vaccinations, stressing the need for pilgrims to adhere to precautionary measures while performing Hajj to protect their health and safety.

The PHCC stressed the importance of taking vaccinations well before Hajj (10 days or more before travel) to prevent some infectious diseases, as vaccinations vary between what is mandatory and what is optional.