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Saudi Arabia requires Somali, Kenyan pilgrims to take polio shots

Saudi Arabia has said all Haj pilgrims coming from Somalia and Kenya are required to produce polio vaccination certificates upon arrival in the kingdom, following the outbreak of an epidemic in the two countries, Arab News has reported. "These pilgrims should produce their polio vaccination certificate at the port of arrival in the kingdom," a health ministry official said. "Upon arrival, these pilgrims will be given another dose of polio vaccine irrespective of their age," the official added.