Abu Dhabi: All Haj pilgrims are required to receive the H1N1 vaccine available in Dubai and the northern Emirates at least two weeks before travelling to Makkah, said Dr Mahmoud Fekri, CEO of Health Policies and Head of the H1N1 National Scientific Committee.

Preventive health care centres across Dubai will be open for pilgrims seven days a week from 7:30 am to 9:00 pm and across the Northern Emirates, from 7:30 am to 9:00pm, every day but Friday.