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.
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 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.
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|
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|
|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|
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.