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
1.Australian Immunisation Handbook. Meningococcal disease. Available at: https://immunisationhandbook.health.gov.au/vaccine-preventable-diseases/meningococcal-disease (accessed December 2021).
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