Hajj is the largest annual pilgrimage that happens for a week and witnesses Muslims from all over the world. It occurs from the 8th-13th day of the 12th month in the Islamic calendar (Dhu al-Hijjah). The Gregorian date of Hajj is eleven days earlier from year to year.
What vaccines do i need for Hajj?
As per Hajj vaccination requirements, residents of UK are required to produce a certificate of vaccination against meningococcal meningitis infection ACWY. In UK, visas will not be issued unless you have proof of vaccination, at least 10 days prior to the expected date of entry. Without this you will not be able to ascertain a visa thus be able to attend the annual Hajj pilgrim.
Women who are pregnant, children over 5 years, the elderly, those with chronic chest or heart disease, diabetes or immunosuppression are advised to get seasonal influenza vaccine for Hajj before arrival.