A toolkit has been created for use in the run-up to and during Ramadan. The NHS is continuing to promote the COVID-19 vaccination as the best way for people to protect themselves and others. This toolkit is designed to help build confidence, reduce any barriers to access and support the uptake of the COVID-19 vaccine among Muslim communities during the month of Ramadan. Included are social media resources designed to be shared on your channels, and links to fact-checking material. Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar: it is the month of fasting, prayer, reflection and community. The month of Ramadan is expected to begin on Saturday 2 April 2022, depending on the sighting of the moon over Mecca. Ramadan lasts for 30 days, until Sunday 1 May 2022. At the end of Ramadan, the festival of breaking fast, also known as Eid al-Fitr, takes place. It commences after the 30 days of fasting and lasts up to three days. In the run-up to and during Ramadan, we would like to emphasise the message that it’s not too late to have a first, second or booster dose of the vaccine. Scholarly leaders and the British Islamic Medical Association have stated that it is permissible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine while fasting during Ramadan.
A number of resources are also available from the British Islamic Medical Association including testing during ramadan and vaccination statements.
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