Why Should do Meningitis Vaccine or Hajj Vaccine?
Primaya Hospital provides internationally certified Hajj or Umrah vaccines services. Hajj vaccine is needed for those who want to perform Hajj or Umrah. Pilgrims and Hajj pilgrims or people who work in hajj areas from any country are required to include a certificate of Meningitis vaccine or Hajj vaccine. The certificate explains that the pilgrims and Umrah had done the meningococcal Meningitis vaccine at least 10 days before coming to Saudi Arabia.
According to WHO (World Health Organization), Saudi Arabia is a Yellow Fever Risk Areas which means it has a high potential to transmit yellow fever or Meningitis to people in the area. By doing this vaccine, pilgrims and Umrah will be protected from transmission of Meningitis for 3 years. This vaccine can also prevent transmission between pilgrims from all over the world until pilgrims return to their homeland.
Meningitis Vaccine or Hajj Vaccine Performed to Prevent Meningitis
Meningitis is a swelling of the membrane that surrounds the brain and spinal cord. Symptoms of a person experiencing Meningitis include dizziness, fever, and a stiff neck. Meningitis attacks the lining of the brain and can be cured with antibiotics. For some cases, Meningitis can cause disability and even death.
Meningitis can be transmitted through the spread of bacteria and viruses. Transmission occurs in splashes of nasal and throat fluids that splash when coughing or sneezing from meningitis sufferers.
Immediately seek medical attention if you or the people closest to you may suffer from Meningitis. Primaya Hospital provides Neurologist to serve Meningitis sufferers. See our Neurologist schedule here.
Healthy Tips on Hajj
In addition to the Meningitis vaccine or the Hajj vaccine, do the following to maintain your health:
- Routine walking
- Have Fruit consumption
- Get enough rest
- Do not smoke
- Drink 8 glasses of water a day
- Eat nutritionally balanced
- Perform simple stretches to the brain and joints
- Check health regularly
- Take medicine according to the type of illness