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    Default Meningitis vaccine

    Calling all medical specialists on this forum.

    I will be going on a trip to Saudi Arabia shortly. One of their stipulations for entry is a valid certificate showing immunisation against meningitis.

    Is this vaccine available in this country? I believe it's called ACWYVAX. I live in Cabarete.

    Thanks in advance

    PS. If anyone has ever been to Jeddah, I'm open to suggestions as to what to do and where to go...

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    Quote Originally Posted by beeza View Post
    PS. If anyone has ever been to Jeddah, I'm open to suggestions as to what to do and where to go...
    Will you be there for the next Hadj?

    If it's still there Gabel Street market:
    The Souqs

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    Hi Alex

    i presume that you will be staying at the Red Sea Palace Hotel - but any hotel will be able to provide you with a reliable and inexpensive guide to show you DH Lawrence's house and all the souks. A wonderful city and if you want to know more - pm me!

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    Calendar for Islamic Year 1428 H. (2007-2008) This might be a useful link as it gives you the relevant dates.

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    Great link, thanks Lambada.

    Yes, I'll be there during the Hadj, but not as a pilgrim, but as an infidel cashing in on all those pilgrims! There's a lot of money to be made in my industry during this time, so needs must.

    I think I'll be staying in the Sheraton on the Corniche. I'll be taking the dive gear.

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    we got the meningitis vaccine from our pediatrician in corominas here in santiago

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    well - as we have lived there for 10 and 17 years respectively - we know you will have a great time and I am sure Lambada will be able to advise you well. Especially as regards the Hadj special bargains. The Sheraton is not too bad and the diving locally is exceptional and all the hotels will have dive packages available. You will have a wonderful time - make the most of it!!

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    I've never lived there so take your advice from Caz - it'll be much better & doubtless a lot more current. I was at one time in the dim past married to an airline pilot whose company had a contract to fly in pilgrims so my perceptions, shall we say, were from this end of the spectrum........... - slightly different from tourist or resident perceptions. Caz will know the off the tourist track places which I never found. The markets used to be great but I never really got anywhere else! We were in and out for the next group.

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