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Hajj Pilgrimage to Mecca? Prep Now.

Hajj pilgrimsAre your Muslim patients ready for the rigors of travel to attend Hajj or Umrah?

The annual Hajj pilgrimage to Mecca, Saudi Arabia, is among the largest mass gatherings in the world, drawing about 3 million Muslims. More than 11,000 Americans make the pilgrimage each year.

This year, Hajj will take place from approximately September 20–25. Umrah is a similar pilgrimage that can be undertaken at any time of the year but is likely to be more crowded during the month of Ramadan (approximately June 17 to July 17).

Because of the crowds, mass gatherings such as Hajj and Umrah are associated with unique health risks. Check out the CDC’s advice on prudent pre-trip preparations, including necessary and recommended vaccinations, travel health kits, insurance, food and water safety measures, safe head-shaving measures for men and much more.

Get the CDC recommendations here.






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