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Do I need to worry about meningococcal disease when I travel?

Page last updated 09 April 2020

Depending on where you travel, your healthcare professional may recommend a meningococcal vaccine to protect you from the disease. Some areas that have high levels of meningococcal disease include sub-Saharan Africa. Saudia Arabia also requires all participants in the annual Hajj and Umrah pilgrimage to show proof of meningococcal vaccination.


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Sources & Citations

2. The Australian Immunisation Handbook. Meningococcal disease. Available at: (accessed 12 March 2020).

SPANZ.MENAC.18.05.0181(2)a - Date of preparation March 2020