Hajj warning over meningitis jab protection

BOLTON people heading for the Hajj in Mecca are being advised to get vaccinated against meningitis.

Previously there have been large epidemics of meningococcal disease after pilgrims returned to their own countries.

Meningitis Research Foundation is reminding people that vaccination is a visa requirement and people must have a certificate showing they were vaccinated at least 10 days before leaving for Saudi Arabia, not no more than three years before arrival.

People can find their nearest clinic by visiting the website mcb-vac.co.uk.

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10:31pm Mon 1 Oct 12

mc1986 says...

Hope you all have a safe journey and that if you are unfortunate enough to return with meningococcal disease you may be able to claim sickness benefit. This shouldn't affect your income support, job seekers allowance, disability benefit, Incapacity benefit, road tax exemption or motabillity should you be worried
Hope you all have a safe journey and that if you are unfortunate enough to return with meningococcal disease you may be able to claim sickness benefit. This shouldn't affect your income support, job seekers allowance, disability benefit, Incapacity benefit, road tax exemption or motabillity should you be worried mc1986

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