Hajj and Umrah Vaccinations in Oldham
Hajj and Umrah Vaccinations are available from our travel clinic in Oldham. Our travel clinic covers all areas of Greater Manchester.
Book your Hajj and Umrah vaccination online today, or call our travel clinic in Oldham on 0161 628 7821.
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How To Find Us
Address: 33 Werneth Hall Road, Oldham OL8 4BB
What is the Hajj and Umrah vaccination?
Hajj and Umrah refer to the annual pilgrimage taken by those who follow the Islamic faith. It is an aim that every Muslim person, if they are able, should go on this pilgrimage to Mecca in Saudi Arabia once in their life.
The Hajj and Umrah pilgrimages are slightly different:
- Hajj: Hajj should be taken during the 8th – 13th day of the Dhu al-Hijjah, in the 12th month of the Islamic calendar.
- Umrah: Umrah can be performed at any time of the year, unlike the Hajj which is determined by the Islamic calendar. It is encourage to take the Umrah but it is not compulsory in the Islamic faith.
The Hajj 2023 is now completed. The dates for Hajj 2024 have yet to be released.
There are currently two vaccinations required by the Saudi Arabian government to be able to travel to and complete the Hajj and Umrah:
Hajj and Umrah Required Vaccinations
Meningococcal Meningitis MCWY
Meningococcal Menigitis MCWY vaccine must be administered within the previous 5 years and at least 10 days prior to your arrival in Saudi Arabia.
Coronavirus (Covid 19)
Hajj and Umrah Recommended Vaccinations
There are also some vaccinations, that are required to live in the UK, that are recommended you are up-to-date on before travel:
You will be given a vaccination certificate which shows the date and type of vaccine you received to present on your arrival in Saudi Arabia.
If you are unsure what vaccinations you may need, don’t hesitate to contact one of our pharmacists for advice.
Embarking on the spiritual journey of Hajj or Umrah? Your health should be your top priority. At Click2Pharmacy, we offer comprehensive Hajj and Umrah vaccinations to ensure you’re protected against various diseases during your pilgrimage.
Who needs the Hajj and Umrah vaccine?
If you’re planning to perform Hajj or Umrah, it’s not just a recommendation but a requirement to get vaccinated. The Saudi Arabian government mandates that all pilgrims must be vaccinated against meningitis at least ten days before travelling. This applies to both adults and children. Failure to comply can result in visa denial, so it’s crucial to plan your vaccination well in advance.
You should also check with the pharmacist before having the vaccine if you:
- Have a bleeding problem, such as haemophilia, or bruise easily
- Have a high temperature
- Are currently pregnant or breastfeeding
What are the side effects of taking the Hajj and Umrah vaccine?
Like any medical intervention, vaccinations come with their own set of side effects. However, these are generally mild and short-lived. Normally 50% of people who get the vaccine have mild side effects following vaccination, such as:
- Redness where vaccine is given
- Soreness where vaccine is given
- Muscle ache
If they occur, these reactions usually get better on their own within 1 to 2 days.
Serious side effects are rare but should be immediately reported to your GP or pharmacist. Rest assured, our team at Click2Pharmacy is here to guide you through any concerns you may have.
Why choose our travel clinic in Oldham?
When it comes to your health, you deserve the best. Our travel clinic in Oldham is staffed with experienced healthcare professionals who are well-versed in travel vaccinations, including Hajj and Umrah vaccinations. We offer a comfortable environment, flexible appointment times, and competitive pricing. Most importantly, we’re committed to providing you with the highest standard of care.
Hajj and Umrah Vaccine FAQs
The meningitis vaccine typically provides immunity for three to five years. Consult with our healthcare team for personalised advice if you’re unsure whether you need a vaccine or a booster.
Yes, children can and should be vaccinated if they are accompanying you on the pilgrimage. The vaccine is generally safe for children aged two and above.
Under UK recommendations, Meningococcal Meningitis and MMR vaccines are normally administered as part of a baby’s first jabs. Check with one of our pharmacists if you’re unsure what your children need.
Upon completion of your vaccinations, you’ll receive a certificate that serves as proof of vaccination. This is essential for your visa application.
Yes, the vaccines we offer are Halal-certified, ensuring they meet all Islamic dietary laws.