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Travel Vaccinations for Saudi Arabia




Vaccinations

Certificate Requirements

If you are entering Saudi Arabia from a country with a risk of yellow fever transmission, you may require a yellow fever certificate. The same applies if you change flights at the airport of a yellow fever risk country. There is no risk of yellow fever in Saudi Arabia.Proof of the meningitis ACWY vaccination is required for visa purposes for Hajj and Umrah pilgrims, and seasonal workers.If you are travelling from a country where there is a risk of contracting polio, then you will also need to provide proof that you have received a dose of the oral polio vaccine or inactivated poliovirus vaccine within the last 12 months, but at least 4 weeks before travelling to Saudi Arabia. Travellers from these countries will also be given a dose of the oral polio vaccination on arrival in Saudi Arabia, regardless of their vaccination status.

Yellow Fever £60 per dose

How much will it cost?

Per Dose £60
Doses per course 1
Price per course £60

Recommended for all travellers

The vaccines in this section are recommended for all travellers visiting the country.

Tetanus £32 per dose

The tetanus vaccine - or a booster - is recommended for all travellers who are planning to visit a country where access to medical assistance may be limited. You can get tetanus when tetanus bacteria get into your bloodstream, usually due to injury or a wound. You need a booster if your last tetanus jab was over ten years ago.

Per Dose £32
Doses per course 1
Price per course £32

Recommended for some travellers

Whether you will need any of the vaccines in this section depends on the region you're travelling to, the activities you have planned and your medical history.

Hepatitis A £55 per dose

Hepatitis A is a viral infection which causes an inflammation of the liver. In countries where hep A is prominent, many people catch it as a child. The infection tends to be mild in children but can occasionally cause complications. In adults, however, it can lead to liver damage or even liver failure. Although infection rates appear to be on the decrease, hepatitis A is endemic to Sri Lanka and the vaccination is recommended for all travellers.

Per Dose £55
Doses per course 1
Price per course £55
Hepatitis B £45 per dose

Hepatitis B is a blood borne disease. It is transmitted during sex as well as via contaminated needles (for example when undergoing a medical procedure or a cosmetic procedure involving equipment that hasn’t been sterilised). The vaccine is usually recommended for travellers who are visiting a country where hepatitis B is endemic for a longer period of time as well as anyone likely to come in close contact with the local population (for example aid workers and volunteers). The nurse or pharmacist may also recommend it if you’re planning any activities that put you at a higher risk of injury. Hepatitis B can cause a range of symptoms. It can become chronic and cause liver damage.

Per Dose £45
Doses per course 3
Price per course £135
Meningococcal Meningitis £50 per dose

Vaccination schedule

1 dose.

Boosters

You won’t need a booster to stay protected but if required for a certificate, you can have one after five years.

Who needs it?

Advised if going to countries at risk and mixing closely with local population; compulsory for the Hajj pilgrimage.

Age restrictions

Can be given from birth.

Per Dose £50
Doses per course 1
Price per course £50
Rabies £58 per dose

Rabies is a disease transmitted when you’re scratched or bitten by an animal that carries the disease. This could be any wild animal such as a bat or a fox but also a domestic animal such as a dog or cat. Although animals who have rabies will develop symptoms as the disease progresses, you can’t know for sure whether an animal carries it. Rabies is almost always fatal so it’s very important that you seek medical attention immediately if you’re bitten or scratched by an animal while in a country where rabies is endemic. The nurse or pharmacist may recommend the vaccine if you will be visiting rural areas with limited access to medical care or if you are planning to work with or handle animals. They may also recommend it if you’re staying for longer than one month.

Per Dose £58
Doses per course 3
Price per course £174




Why do I need a consultation?

It is difficult to say which vaccines you need without asking a medical professional. Your itinerary, your medical history and the activities you have planned all affect which vaccinations you need. It is important that a trained travel nurse or pharmacist checks what you need.

Exactly the travel vaccinations you need - no more, no less.

During your consultation, our nurse or pharmacist will talk you through the health risks at your travel destinations to check which vaccines you need. If a vaccine is not essential, we will explain your options so you can decide whether you would like to have it.

Malaria

Malaria is a serious and sometimes fatal disease transmitted by mosquitoes. You cannot be vaccinated against malaria.

Malaria Precautions

There is low-to-no risk of malaria in Saudi Arabia. However, travellers should still be aware of the risk and practise insect bite avoidance, such as using insect repellent and sleeping under mosquito nets. However, antimalarials may be advised in exceptional circumstances for some travellers to low risk areas – if you think you may be at higher risk, speak to our in-store nurses or pharmacists.

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How it works

1 Book an appointment

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2 Free Consultation

During your appointment, the nurse or pharmacist will assess which vaccines or medications you need.

3 Get your treatment

Once our health advisor has assessed your needs, you'll receive your vaccinations & treatments straight away.

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