COVID Vaccines Meet Ramadan

Islamic scholars have urged Muslims not to delay COVID-19 vaccines on account of Ramadan–-but the holiday could still drive up hesitation.
 
It’s not often that an emergency vaccine drive overlaps with Ramadan, but there is precedent: During the West Africa Ebola outbreak, 80% of Muslim scholars embraced Ebola vaccine drives during Ramadan—but just 40% of the Muslim population felt comfortable receiving them during that time.
 
But the holy month could also create opportunities—such as opening vaccine sites near mosques.
 
Another possible solution: Politicians and activists are calling for special efforts to vaccinate Muslims after sunset, when the period of fasting ends.  
 
Quartz

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