Umrah Vaccine is a usually meningococcal Vaccine or injection. Apart from the meningococcal Vaccine, It is recommended to vaccinated with pneumococcal vaccine and influenza Vaccine. Only meningococcal Vaccine is made mandatory by the Saudi government for Umrah visa.
The pilgrims who come to Saudi Arabia can be from any country in the world. And Makkah and Madinah is very crowded. there are good chances of infectious diseases to outbreak. That is why these vaccination is made mandatory and other are recommended. But all diseases comes from Allah and Allah alone prevents it and cures it. So May Allah protect us from all diseases and give us good health.
Meningococcal vaccination is a mandatory requirement by the Saudi government for every visa issued by them. It is to prevent Meningococcal disease. This disease is severe and can even cause death. it is a infectious disease. Therefore the Saudi government has made it mandatory. Children under age of 2 are exempted from Meningococcal vaccination. You must be vaccinated not less than 10 days before the arrival date. Vaccination has a validity of only two years therefore the duration between your departure date and vaccination date shall not exceed two years.
Apartment from the meningococcal Vaccine, it is recommended to have pneumococcal and influenza Vaccine.
The pneumococcal vaccine is to protect against pneumococcal infections such as meningitis and blood infections which are caused by bacteria.
Influenza Vaccine is to protect against infection by influenza viruses. A new version of the influenza vaccine is developed twice a year, as the influenza virus rapidly changing. It usually covers Infectious diseases like H1N1.
For Umrah visa purposes Meningococcal vaccination is mandatory. A Meningococcal vaccination must take place 10 days before the arrival and not more than two years before the intended departure date. The vaccination must be Recorded and validated by authorized body and signed by an Authorized person. Authorized body can be a hospital or clinic approved by the ministry of health of that country. Authorized person shall be a physician.
No vaccine required for children below 2 years. So babies and toddlers below the Age of two does not require a vaccine. Meningococcal Vaccine should not be given any child below the age of 2.
However it is recommended for the children to be vaccinated with pneumococcal vaccine.
Meningococcal Vaccine is considered safe for pregnant ladies. According mothertobaby.com the vaccine has low risk of harmful effect during pregnancy. Please consult a doctor (physician) before taking the injection.
Pneumococcal Vaccine is also safe for breast feeding mother. But the vaccine not completely studied on pregnant woman yet.
Anyone who is allergic to any component must let the doctor (Physician)know before the injection. It is ok to get vaccinated when you have a mild illness such as cold or congestion. But if you are moderately or severely ill you must consult the physician before the jab.
If you ever diagnosed with Guillain-Barre syndrome you must consult the doctor before getting the vaccination.
Meningococcal and pneumococcal vaccines are not Live, attenuated vaccines. they don't belong to the inactivated Vaccines neither.
Though it's rare A meningococcal Vaccine can cause severe allergic reaction from few minutes to few hours. Few people had experienced redness or mild pain in the place where it was injected. But it's reported it will go away less than 48 hours.
You may face some mild side effects after pneumococcal shot as well. But it should not last more than 48 hours.
The common side for the both of the vaccine can be one or few of the following.
Price of the meningococcal vaccine is usually around US$ 35. If you are planning to take meningococcal, pneumococcal and influenza vaccines it may cost you around US$ 110.
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umrah vaccine is usually the meningococcal Vaccine injection. It costs Around 110 US dollars. it is safe for pregnant ladies.