Pilgrims urged to get vaccinated ahead of Hajj journey

10:00 AM, 7 May, 2024
Pilgrims urged to get vaccinated ahead of Hajj journey

ISLAMABAD: The Ministry of Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony has issued an advisory for intending pilgrims, emphasizing the importance of vaccination at least five days before they depart for the holy pilgrimage of Hajj to Saudi Arabia, to streamline the process and prevent any inconveniences.

In a statement posted on its official Facebook page, the ministry advised pilgrims to visit their respective Haji camps during designated hours, from 9 am to 5 pm, five days before their scheduled flight for vaccination against meningitis, seasonal influenza, and polio, alongside obtaining a yellow card.

"This requirement is mandatory," the statement reiterated.

Furthermore, the ministry announced that each pilgrim would receive a comprehensive package comprising a large travel bag, a small hand-carry bag, a shoe bag, an Ihram belt for men, and a scarf for women, facilitating their journey.

As the annual pilgrimage approaches, the ministry vows to ensure the well-being and safety of pilgrims, urging adherence to health protocols for a smooth and spiritually enriching Hajj experience.