During Ramadan, it is safe for Muslims to get a coronavirus vaccine as it will not break the fast, declared by the Islamic scholars regarding the vaccine.
It had been made aware of inquiries about vaccine uptake during the 30-day Holy period as stated by the NHS Race and health observatory.
Ramadan starts on the 12th of April and will last till the 12th of May this year. Check Ramadan Countdown for days left.
Many questions were raised whether getting the vaccine will break the fast or not if the side effects started to show up and made people unwell after vaccination.
Muslims should not delay the first or second vaccine to be administered during the month of Ramadan. According to Islamic scholars, the ingredients used are entirely halal. Getting vaccinated will not break your fast, as stated by the director observatory, Dr. Habib Naqvi.
Ramadan is one of the number of future faith occasions and festivals, which includes Eid al Fitr. It will be celebrated among covid 19 restrictions, as said by the Observatory.
The festivals of Ramadan and Eid will be occurring during the peak of Covid-19. This has been a unique time globally, as stated by the Muslim Doctors Association’s chair, Dr. Hina Shahid.
Other faith communities and Muslims have faced these challenges head-on. It was inspiring to see the community using technology for prayer.
One of our most effective tools to make sure everything gets backs to regular is getting vaccinated to celebrate our festivals with our family and friends when it is safe.
I prefer everyone to get vaccinated when they get called, including during Ramadan, and discuss any concerns with their GP, says Dr. Habib.
He further said that this Ramadan, if coronavirus restrictions remain in place, then I prefer everyone, whether they are shielding or working, get vaccinated to help protect the community and yourself.