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Travelling for Hajj or Umrah?

Introducing The Muslim Council of Britain meningococcal (ACWY) vaccination package for pilgrims travelling for
Hajj or Umrah.

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Alternatively, speak to your mosque or Hajj Travel Agent


This awareness site has been developed by Novartis Vaccines

Vaccination programme

Vaccination programme

A meningococcal (ACWY) vaccination is a mandatory visa requirement for those attending Hajj and recommended for those performing Umrah1,2

Why have the Muslim Council of Britain (MCB) created this package?

  • To guide the Muslim community travelling for Hajj and Umrah to Muslim Council of Britain partner meningococcal (ACWY) vaccination clinics convenient to pilgrims
  • To reduce the overall cost of this vaccination for pilgrims travelling for Hajj and Umrah

Supported by:

  • Mosques and Imams National Advisory Board
  • Muslim Doctors and Dentists Association
  • The Council of European Jamaats
  • Muslim Council of Scotland

References

1. Association of British Hujjaj (Pilgrims) UK. http://www.abhuk.com/health.htm#health4 (accessed September 2013)

2. Ministry of Hajj. http://www.hajinformation.com/main/t20.htm (accessed September 2013)

Where to get vaccinated?

Where to get vaccinated

To find out where you can get vaccinated, simply enter your postcode below.

Where can I receive my vaccination locally?

  • Community vaccination clinics held in mosques and community centres
  • Participating GP practices
  • In more than 1,000 participating pharmacies, including The Co-Operative Pharmacy, Lloyds Pharmacy, Tesco Pharmacy and independent pharmacies across the UK

What do I need to do now?

Book an appointment now for your meningococcal (ACWY) vaccination at your nearest vaccination clinic. You will have a choice of venues but please ensure you book your appointment as soon as possible in order to secure your venue of choice.

General health advice

General health advice

Find out more about staying healthy during Hajj and Umrah.

General health and safety advice for travellers

Further advice available on health-related matters for Hajj and Umrah

Download this leaflet for more information about keeping healthy for Hajj and Umrah.

Endorsed by:

RPS RCGP

Other vaccinations recommended when travelling for Hajj and Umrah

An influenza vaccination is highly recommended for travelling pilgrims1. For more information about flu and to find a pharmacy offering flu vaccinations near you, please visit:

www.dontforgetaboutflu.co.uk

Reference: 1. Memish, ZA, Venkatesh S, Ahmed QA. Travel epidemiology: the Saudi perspective. Int J Antimicrob Agents. 2003;21:96-101.

 

Watch Professor Gatrad's interview about preparing for Hajj on Noor TV

Additional health and safety websites which may be useful for pilgrims

 

The Muslim Council of Britain providing vaccination for the Muslim community in association with Novartis Vaccines

 

Please find your nearest MCB partner clinic below

Your nearest MCB partner vaccination clinics