Twilight covid vaccine clinic offers flexible options for people fasting during Ramadan

An evening clinic has been set up to make it easier for people observing the Ramadan fast to receive their covid vaccine.

The twilight pop-up clinic will be held on a drop-in basis, so that no appointment is needed, and will take place on Saturday 24th April from 5pm to 9pm at the Leicester Islamic Centre on Conduit Street.

The clinic has been organised by the Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland Clinical Commissioning Groups together with the Islamic Centre and two of the local Primary Care Networks.

Caroline Trevithick, Executive Director of Nursing, Quality and Performance for the Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland CCGs, said: “We would like to encourage eligible people from our Muslim communities who have not yet had their first vaccine to come forward during Ramadan. We were so encouraged by the success of our first pop-up clinic at the Al Furqan mosque and community centre in March and we
hope that this Saturday’s twilight clinic will also be well-attended.

The British Islamic Medical Association has been very clear that it is acceptable to receive the vaccine during Ramadan as it is not nutritional, and it does not contain any animal or foetal products. Getting vaccinated is the most effective way to prevent illness and loss of life from the covid virus.

I would also like to thank the team at the Islamic Centre for helping us to put this clinic on for the local community, and to the volunteers whose help is so valuable and much appreciated.”

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