Hajj Commission Urges Intending Pilgrims To Get Immunized

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The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria, NAHCON, has advised intending pilgrims for the 2016 Hajj to ensure they received Oral Polio and Cerebro-Spinal Meningitis, CSM, immunisation before their departure.

This was contained in a statement signed by Uba Mana, NAHCON’s Head of Media, on Wednesday in Abuja.






     

     

    Mana said that “in line with Saudi Arabian Medical Guidelines for intending pilgrims, all pilgrims for the 2016 Hajj are advised to ensure that they are immunised against Oral Polio and Cebro-Spinal Meningitis.”

    He assured intending pilgrims that adequate doses of vaccines had been made available in all state capitals by the Federal Ministry of Health and the National Primary Healthcare Development Agency.

    He also explained that intending pilgrims were expected to be fully immunised at least 10 days before their travel date, in consonance with the International Health Regulations.

    The NAHCON spokesman urged all states’ Pilgrims Welfare Boards, Agencies, Commissions and licenced tour operators to ensure that all intending pilgrims acquired the genuine yellow card from state health offices.

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