There have been a lot of questions surrounding the COVID-19 vaccine rollout and in this blog, we wanted to answer the most common questions we receive:
- Is the vaccine halal?
- Will the vaccine break my fast?
- Is the vaccine safe?
- How can I book an appointment?
- Where can I go to get more information about the vaccine?
Without further delay, let’s tackle these questions:
Is the Vaccine Halal?
Yes, it is. There are no elements within the vaccines offered in Canada that are haram. For a list of vaccine contents you can visit this link.
Will the Vaccine Break My Fast?
The vaccine will not invalidate the fast. If a Muslim takes the COVID-19 vaccine they will still be able to maintain their fast.
Is the Vaccine Safe?
The vaccines currently being administered have been screened by public health officials so Canadians can feel confident in taking them. According to the Ottawa Public Health website:
“Health Canada’s independent drug authorization process is based on scientific and medical evidence for safety, efficacy, and quality. Candidate vaccines are required to have gone through pre-clinical trials, and then human clinical trials, with progressively more participants, to demonstrate safety and efficacy data, which is independently reviewed by Health Canada.”
If you have any questions or concerns about the vaccines, you can visit this link to learn more.
Who is Eligible?
Complete our COVID-19 Vaccine Eligibility Screening Tool to see if you can currently receive the COVID-19 vaccine and learn how to book an appointment.
How Can I Book an Appointment?
Ottawa residents can book their vaccine appointment at different clinics around the city, including here at AMA Centre (1216 Hunt Club Rd). Our valued community members can visit this page to book their appointment with Ottawa Public Health.
Where can I go to get more information about the vaccine?
We’re sure that you might have many more questions on your mind about the vaccine, so we welcome you to visit the OPH website here to find out more.