Do I need to worry about meningococcal disease when I travel?
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.
Sources & Citations
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Meningococcal disease Travel as a risk factor. Available at: https://www.cdc.gov/meningococcal/about/risk-travelers.html (accessed 22 May 2018).
SPANZ.MENAC.18.05.0181a - Date of preparation May 2018Show All