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UAE says pilgrims must carry certificate of vaccination

The UAE health ministry has asked pilgrims to Makkah to carry a meningitis vaccination certificate from the ministry, which should be valid for more than 10 days, Gulf News has reported. Pilgrims with chronic diseases, pregnant women and the obese have also been urged by the ministry to get a flu vaccine to avoid complications. "The ministry will provide one dose of quadruple vaccination for adults and children of two years for free at all primary health care centres," said Dr Mahmoud Fikri, executive director for Health Policies at the ministry.