Vaccination Guidance

The British Islamic Medical Association have written statements on the COVID-19 Vaccine: ‘We Recommend the Oxford Astra-Zeneca COVID Vaccine for eligible individuals in Muslim Communities’ and ‘We recommend the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine for eligible at-risk individuals in Muslim Communities.’

Can I have the vaccine during Ramadan/does the vaccine invalidate fasting?

The British Islamic Medical Association have issued specific advice urging Muslims observing Ramadan not to delay getting the vaccine, drawing on analysis from Islamic scholars which says that injections for non-nutritional purposes do not invalidate the fast. Further information is available here: