Ramadan and Vaccines
We'd like to wish all of our Muslim community members Ramadan Mubarak! A common question during this time is, can I get the COVID-19 vaccine during Ramadan?
Yes, you can get vaccinated during Ramadan. The vaccines will not invalidate your fast because they have no nutritional value and they do not contain food-related substances. Though a fasting person is not allowed to take food, water, or medicine through open passages such as the mouth or nose, the vaccines are given in the muscle, so they do not affect an open passage. Similar guidelines have covered flu shots and other vaccinations during Ramadan.
Salah Nassar, a Community Connector with the Kent County Health Department explains more in Arabic: