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

Page last updated 10 July 2018

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

  1. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Meningococcal disease Travel as a risk factor. Available at: (accessed 22 May 2018).

SPANZ.MENAC.18.05.0181a - Date of preparation May 2018