Covid-19 Vaccine Statement from Shaykh Muhammad bin Yahya Al Ninowy

The permissibility of receiving the Covid-19 vaccine while fasting

In the Name of God, the Unconditionally Loving, the Most Merciful

Upon study & consideration, it is my opinion that taking the COVID-19 vaccine should not interfere with the validity of fasting during the day in the month of Ramadan. This is for mainly two reasons:
(1) The vaccine does not go through the Gastrointestinal tract, and
(2) the vaccine does not provide nutrition or water to aid the hunger and thirst resulting from fasting.
Therefore, I do not see any problem taking the vaccine while fasting, and Allah, The Most High, knows best.

Official Letter – Permissibility of Covid-19 Vaccine

Shaykh Dr. Muhammad bin Yahya Al Ninowy
Founder & Director, Madina Institute
Scholar of Hadith Sciences