Meningococcal Meningitis (ACWY) Vaccine: Essential for a Safe Hajj and Umrah Journey       

If you are going on the Hajj or Umrah Pilgrimage to Mecca in Saudi Arabia, you need to get the required Meningococcal Meningitis (ACWY) Hajj and Umrah Vaccine and obtain a certificate for it before you go. Our Miles Pharmacy branches in the South London area offer complete Meningococcal Meningitis (ACWY) Hajj and Umrah Vaccine services at each of our travel clinics.

As with any other trip, you need to plan ahead to ensure that your journey is smooth, safe, and illness-free. If you’re planning to travel to Saudi Arabia from the UK for the epic Hajj and Umrah pilgrimage in the future, then follow this guide to prepare.

Visit Miles Pharmacy for the Meningococcal Meningitis Hajj and Umrah Vaccine

One of the key requirements to enter Saudi Arabia during the Hajj and Umrah is to have a valid certificate for the Umrah and Hajj vaccine – Meningococcal Meningitis (ACWY). It must be dated at least 10 days prior to your departure date for Saudi Arabia.

Plan ahead and get vaccinated and obtain a certificate of vaccination that is accepted by the Saudi Arabian authorities – it is essential for a safe Hajj and Umrah journey.


The Hajj is the largest annual pilgrimage in the world, with around 3.7 million pilgrims visiting Mecca from all over the world. The Hajj pilgrimage happens from the 8th to the 13th during the 12th month in the Islamic calendar.


The Umrah pilgrimage to Mecca can be undertaken at any time during the year. Umrah is not required for Muslims but is highly recommended. Muslim pilgrims can combine the Umrah and Hajj or do it independently of the Hajj.

Travelling from the UK

If you’re travelling from the UK, you’ll need the vaccine against Meningococcal Meningitis ACWY.  Anyone (child or adult) making the Umrah or Hajj pilgrimage, or even anyone attending for a work trip within the Hajj area is required to present the vaccine certificate, without this you cannot get a visa for Saudi Arabia.


 Meningococcal Meningitis ACWY Vaccination

Visitors arriving for Umrah, Hajj, or for seasonal work in Hajj zones, are required to submit a valid certificate for the Meningitis vaccine for Umrah and Hajj. The vaccination must take at least 10 days prior to arrival in Saudi Arabia.

Book your appointment at a Miles Pharmacy Travel Clinic near you to get your Meningococcal Meningitis ACWY vaccination today – don’t delay!