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The NHS is now ready to deliver a vaccination programme for England so that those who need it most will be able to access vaccinations as soon as they are available. A prioritisation list has been produced in order for the vaccine to be delivered to groups who will need it first. Private and NHS dentist’s practices are on the vaccination list. The NHS will contact you when you are eligible to receive the vaccine and provide you with information about location and date. We will contact you when it’s the right time to come forward, so please don’t contact the NHS to seek a vaccine before then. You will be on the list and will be contacted to receive your priority access to the vaccine. Please follow the link below for National Guidance on your Covid recovery journey.

https://www.yourcovidrecovery.nhs.uk

From the 1 April patients will be able to access evening and weekend appointments across additional sites in Slough allowing greater access and more flexibility for patients to see their GP, see details below 

The British Islamic Medical Association:

Statement about COVID-19 not invalidating the fast

 Infographic no pork or animal ingredients 

 Infographic halal

Myths answered in different languages including Arabic and Urdu

"The British Board of Scholars & Imams (BBSI) is a national board of traditionally trained scholars and academics, some of whom are senior medical doctors, expert researchers & practitioners, including in fields such as sociology and anthropology. The BBSI has consulted its expert members and other Muslim scholarly and professional bodies, both from the UK and around the world, to produce these questions and answers. We have also liaised with official and independent bodies in preparation of this report.
This preliminary report has been produced to answer common questions that Imams and scholars are asked about vaccination, in order to help them to tackle these questions when they come. We pray it will be of some benefit. It should be noted that this is an evolving situation, and as some of the guidance here is based on current circumstances, it is accurate only insofar as the medical information we have relied upon remains accurate.
It should also be taken on board by the general public that a number of the legal rulings and advice noted in this report are differed upon by some scholars. The BBSI respects qualified difference of opinion, which is a central tenet of traditional Islamic knowledge, and advises individuals to discuss their own personal circumstance with their own scholars and health professionals. And Allah knows best."

 

The East London Health & Care Partnership shared videos of Doctors urging Muslims not to delay having their Covid-19 vaccine during Ramadan in English, Arabic, Somali, Sylheti and Urdu.

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