Vaccine made mandatory for Hajj pilgrims

Vaccine made mandatory for Hajj pilgrims

Vaccine made mandatory for Hajj pilgrims

Written by Keshala Dias

11 Feb, 2017 | 8:51 am

The Ministry of Health has made it compulsory for all devotees travelling on the Hajj pilgrimage to be vaccinated against brain fever.

Director General of Medical Services Dr. Jayasundara Bandara says, those who are not vaccinated will not be granted visas. Additionally, he added that Sri Lankans travelling to Brazil and certain African countries, must be vaccinated for yellow fever.

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