How to get free Hajj vaccination in Riyadh, Jeddah and Khobar in 2019

While the Hajj vaccination a private hospital costs around SR 400, you can get it from the government health centers in Riyadh, Jeddah, Khobar or any other city for free. If you have not booked for the Hajj yet, you can follow this procedure for the local hajj registration.

Many people ask our if the vaccination is a requirement for the Hajj? Although nobody asks if you have been vaccinated, it is highly recommendable to get vaccinated for Hajj. More than 2.5 million people get together at one place during Hajj and it is always better to save yourself from the potential viral attacks.

Hajj Vaccination Cost

If you go to a private hospital to get Hajj Vaccination in Riyadh, Jeddah, Khobar or any other city, it costs you in the range of SR 300 to SR 400. One of my office colleagues went to Abeer Polyclinic in Jeddah and they charged him SR 325 per person.

Hajj Vaccination to children

We asked a doctor if Hajj vaccination is required for the children accompanying adults during Hajj and the answer was clear NO. The doctor explained that this vaccination has already been covered in the normal Vaccination to Children.

Free of Cost Hajj Vaccination

As we have explained above, the cost to get Hajj Vaccination is in the range of SR 300 to SR 400. It is a heavy cost for many residents of Saudi Arabia especially if a couple is performing Hajj, they will have to incur SR 600 to SR 800 for 2 people.

Appointment for Hajj Vaccination

Although it is not required by all Health Centers, however, the proper way is to take an Appointment to get Hajj Vaccination free of cost from Riyadh, Jeddah, Khobar or any other city of Saudi Arabia. 

The other way is to go to any primary health care center in Riyadh, Jeddah, Dammam, Khobar or any other city of  Saudi Arabia with your Hajj Tasreeh for vaccination. In order to find the nearest PHC Center in your area, just write “PHC Center” in Google Maps and it will guide you further.

The Timings

The timings of Government Health Centers are from 8:30 am to 3:30 pm. I am not sure if they are operating on weekends on Hajj season.  Take a print of your Hajj Tasreeh and get it registered with them when you reach there.

If you don’t register your turn, they will not call you. In my case it was not crowded at all, there were only 3 people before me and they were taking around 5 minutes per person.

There was a separate room for Hajj vaccination to women. When you reach there, make sure your woman goes to that room to register herself. One of the vaccinations is a little painful as it hurts at the time of injection as well as for the whole day. But the next day, you will be absolutely fine.

Source: Life in Saudi Arabia