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Ramadan and COVID vaccine – British Islamic Medical Association

Experts from the British Islamic Medical Association, Scottish Government, Public Health Scotland and Muslim Council of Scotland presented in this webinar on the 8th April, to debunk myths and share latest information regarding COVID-19 vaccines and concerns around fasting during Ramadan, pregnancy and fertility.

You can now view the webinar on YouTube COVID19 Vaccine and Ramadan – YouTube

This webinar was  conducted on 8th April 2021 and aimed at:
– Community members supporting peer education
– Health care professionals working with minority ethnic communities or interested in inequalities
– Mosque Leaders & Imams

Contributions from:
Dr Syed Ahmed Chief Medical Office, Scottish Government
Professor Jason Leitch National Clinical Director, Scottish Government
Gillian Phillips Health Improvement Manager, Public Health Scotland
Dr Sahira Dar GP and BIMA
Omar Afzal Muslim Council of Scotland

Further guidance from BIMA – Ramadan Safety Guidance | British Islamic Medical Association (

Ramadan Factsheets – Ramadan Health Factsheet 2021 | British Islamic Medical Association (