Saudi Arabia’s grand mufti ahead of Ramadan: COVID-19 vaccine does not invalidate fast

Saudi Arabia’s grand mufti ahead of Ramadan: COVID-19 vaccine does not invalidate fast
Receiving the coronavirus vaccine while fasting does not invalidate the fast, Saudi Arabia’s grand mufti said. (SPA)
Short Url
Updated 19 March 2021

Saudi Arabia’s grand mufti ahead of Ramadan: COVID-19 vaccine does not invalidate fast

Saudi Arabia’s grand mufti ahead of Ramadan: COVID-19 vaccine does not invalidate fast
  • Ramadan 2021 is due to start on either April 12 or 13 depending on the sighting of the moon
  • More than 2.6 million doses of a coronavirus vaccine have been administered in the Kingdom

RIYADH: Receiving the coronavirus vaccine while fasting does not invalidate the fast, Saudi Arabia’s grand mufti said ahead of the holy month of Ramadan.
“The COVID-19 vaccine does not invalidate the fast of a fasting person because it is not considered as food and drink. The vaccine is administered intramuscularly, so it does not invalidate the fast,” Sheikh Abdul Aziz Al-Asheikh said.
The Kingdom’s health ministry said more than 2.6 million doses of a coronavirus vaccine had been administered in the Kingdom to date.
Ramadan 2021 is due to start on either April 12 or 13 depending on the sighting of the moon.