Vaccination Services

As you travel from one place to another, you also make yourself more susceptible to getting infected by germs. At the same time you may carry certain germs which might get introduced at the place you are traveling to. While some countries have vaccination rules for people coming from other countries, some countries do not have such rules. However, it is suggested to get yourself safeguarded irrespective of the country you are visiting.

For instance, if you are traveling to certain parts of Africa and South America, you need to get vaccinated against yellow fever. Similarly, you must get vaccination against malaria, if you are going to an area which is malaria prone. The vaccination you need to take depends upon several factors like the place you are traveling to, your immune system, special cases based upon your medical history or events in the particular region etc.

Vaccinations are important to protect ourselves and those around us from deadly and debilitating diseases. They are responsible for the control of many infectious diseases that were once common around the world, including small pox, polio, measles, diphtheria, pertussis (whooping cough), rubella (German measles), mumps, tetanus, and Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib). Over the years vaccinations have saved literally millions of lives. Besides, vaccine-preventable diseases have a costly impact as well, resulting in doctor visits, hospitalizations, and even premature deaths.

Hajj and Umrah Vaccination
Travelers to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for the Hajj or Umrah are required to take the Meningococcal vaccination which is mandatory to enter the country. In the Hajj and Umrah vaccination service, we administer the Meningococcal vaccination for adults and provide the authentic certification/proof of vaccination as required by the Mission.

The process requires the client to schedule an appointment for the vaccination either online on our website or by contacting one of our centers. The certificate is issued usually within half hour. Clients who walk into the center may opt for a premium service for a small fee. The premium service offers a convenient and quicker process to clients.

Elective Vaccinations
At Glosanté, we also offer a range of elective or optional vaccinations. These vaccinations may be of different types depending on the age, health status, immunization history, place of travel, season of the year and so on.

Our cordial staff help clients in determining the right vaccinations that are suitable for them. The vaccinations may include:

  • Routine vaccinations like DPT, Polio etc.,
  • Recommended vaccinations like Hepatitis, Typhoid, Influenza etc., based on screening
  • Other travel related vaccinations like polio for children, yellow fever as required in certain countries

Routine vaccinations are given to children from birth to 6 years in a specified schedule. Schedules may differ depending on the type of vaccination and the region in which you reside. Consult our health professionals for vaccination recommendations and exact schedule.

  • Hepatitis B is normally given from Birth to 2 months
  • IPV - Inactivated polio vaccination protects against Polio
  • DTaP - Diptheria, Tetanus and Whooping cough (Pertussis)
  • Hib - Protects against Haemophilus influenzae type b, a bacterial infection that can cause severe pneumonia or meningitis in young children.
  • PCV - Pneumococcal vaccination
  • RV - Rotavirus vaccination
    The above vaccinations (2 to 6) are normally given in 2 or 3 doses, between 2 and 6 months
  • Meningococcal normally given in 2 doses at 3 months and after 12 months, in certain regions.
  • MMR - Measles, Mumps and Rubella is normally given in 2 doses between 12 and 13 months and after 4 years
  • Varicella (Chicken pox) is normally given between 12 and 15 months
  • Hepatitis A is given to children at risk in 2 doses between 12 and 23 months
Disease Vaccine
Chickenpox Varicella
Diphtheria DTaP
Hob Hib
Hepatitis A HepA
Hepatitis B HepB
Flu Flu
Measles MMR
Mumps MMR
Pertussls DTaP
Polio IPV
Pneumococcal PCV
Rotavirus RV
Rubella MMR
Tetanus DTaP

Note: Meningococcal Vaccine normally given in 2 doses at 3 months and after 12 months, in certain regions.

Recommended Immunizations for Children from Birth Through 6 Years Old:

Birth 1 month 2 months 4 months 6 months 12 months 15 months 18 months 19-23 months
HepB HepB   HepB    
  RV RV RV        
    DTaP DTaP DTaP   DTap  
    Hib Hib Hib Hib    
    PCV PCV PCV PCV    
    IPV IPV IPV  
        Influenza (Yearly)
          MMR    
          Varicella    
          HepA

For most adults who have received all their recommended vaccines as children, only a yearly flu vaccine and a tetanus booster every 10 years are required. Adults who have not been vaccinated and/or who may be at risk of some specific diseases, need to be more comprehensively vaccinated to minimize the potential effect on their current health status.

The following list of vaccinations are recommended for all adults who have not been vaccinated, unless the healthcare professional advises that you cannot safely receive the vaccination or that it is not required. Consult our healthcare professional for specific recommendations.

  19-21 years 22-26 years 27-49 years 50-59 years 60-64 years 65+ years
Influenza (flu) To be given Annually
Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis To be given every 10 years
Varicella
(Chicken pox)
2 Doses
HPV Vaccine (Men) 3 doses 3 doses  
HPV Vaccine (Women) 3 doses  
Zoster (Shingles)   1 dose
Measles, Mumps, Rubella 1-2 doses  
Pneumococcal 1-3 doses 1 dose
Meningococcal 1 or more doses
Hepatitis A 2 doses
Hepatitis B 3 doses
  Recommended unless advised otherwise by your Physician
  To given if advised your Physician or required due to profession/ work/ lifestyle
  Not required

Vaccinations protect you against many travel related infections. Some countries require you to have an International Certificate of Vaccination or Prophylaxis (ICVP) before you enter. Our healthcare professional will recommend that you get vaccinated against one or more diseases prior to travel - they will be able to advise you on which ones you need for your destination.

A list of vaccinations recommended for travel is given below. These diseases may be contracted during travel and can be prevented by vaccination.

  • Chicken pox
  • Cholera - Commonly occurs in Africa, the Indian subcontinent and Asia.
  • Diphtheria
  • European tick - borne encephalitis
  • German measles (Rubella)
  • Haemophilus influenzae type b disease (Hib)
  • Hepatitis A - Commonly occurs include Africa, the Far East, and Central and South America
  • Hepatitis B
  • HPV (human papillomavirus)
  • Influenza
  • Japanese encephalitis - Recommended for travelers to an affected country in Asia, especially to rural areas
  • Tick borne encephalitis - Recommended for travelers intending to camp or work in heavily forested regions of Central and Western Europe and Asia.
  • Measles
  • Meningococcal Meningitis - Recommended for visitors arriving for the Hajj and Umrah pilgrimages.
  • Mumps
  • Pneumonia (pneumococcal disease)
  • Polio - Risk areas mainly include India, Pakistan, Afghanistan and Nigeria, but it's also a risk in other regions of the world.
  • Rabies - Recommended for travelers to high risk areas in Africa, Asia, Central and South America.
  • Tetanus
  • Tuberculosis - Recommended for young travelers to risk areas who have not been vaccinated
  • Typhoid - Commonly occurs in some countries in Africa, Asia, the Indian subcontinent and
  • Whooping cough (pertussis)
  • Yellow fever - Recommended for travelers to many tropical countries in Africa and South America.
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