Information for faith groups

Advice for people who follow the Sikh faith

Advice for people who follow the Muslim faith

Both vaccines do not contain any animal product or egg. Please see below further information and advice from local Imams, mosques and national bodies.

Information about COVID-19 vaccine and Ramadan

Facebook Live session: Thursday 25 March 2021

Facebook Live session on having the COVID-19 vaccine during Ramadan

We’ve also taken snippets from our Facebook Live session which people may want to watch:

COVID-19 testing and vaccination during Ramadan

Muslim Doctors Association and the NHS Race & Health Observatory have produced a diagram with key points relating to the uptake of testing and vaccination during Ramadan.

View the the diagram produced by Muslim Doctors Association and the NHS Race & Health Observatory.

Advice for people who follow the Hindu faith

Both vaccines do not contain any animal product or egg. Neasden Temple has produced a video in Gujarati to explain the facts about coronavirus, providing reassurance on the safety and efficacy of the vaccine.

For followers of the Jewish faith

The Conference of European Rabbis have released position statements on the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine.

Advice for people of Black African and Caribbean heritage

Advice for all faiths

  • In this video Faith leaders from Leeds share their messages about the importance of having the COVID-19 vaccine when invited.
  • Famous faces from across Britain’s ethnic minority communities; Romesh Ranganathan, Adil Ray, Moeen Ali, Meera Syal and many more have fronted a new video campaign to encourage take-up of the coronavirus vaccine
  • Produced by The Runnymede Trust, this video features leaders from a number of faiths and BAME community leaders addressing concerns about the COVID-19 vaccine, misinformation and urging people to take the vaccine when it is offered to them.