COVID-19 Vaccine Webinar
In January 2021, we organised dedicated COVID-19 vaccines webinars which brought together experts from NHS England & Improvement, NHS trust and representatives from research bodies to help answer key questions like:
The Clinical Perspective – What is the vaccine, how do they work, are they safe, what are the risks, common misconceptions?
The Islamic Perspective – What is the Islamic position on vaccines, what are the rulings on each of the vaccines, common misconceptions?
The Vaccination Roll out – How are the vaccines being rolled out, when can I get a vaccine, who shouldn’t take the vaccine?
- Sheikh Yunus Dudhwala – Head of Chaplaincy at Barts NHS Trust Sheikh
- Asim Khan – Imam at Redbridge Islamic Centre and Pharmacist
- Dr Raghib Ali – Consultant in Acute Medicine and Senior Clinical Research Associate, Oxford University Hospitals
- Dr Imran Kauser – Executive Medical Director at Novartis
- Dr Masood Ahmed – Chief Medical Officer, CCIO for NHS Black Country and West Birmingham CCGs
- Emily Lawson – Chief Commercial Officer and SRO for the COVID-19 Vaccine rollout
- Prerana issar – Chief People Officer
- BAME Communities regarding vaccination: NHSE is working to help dispel misinformation
- Examples of quote cards: Examples of quote cards – Building vaccine confidence in BAME Communities
- Infographics and videos: To share with your friends and family members
- COVID-19 Vaccine Hub: A one stop shop on debunking myths surrounding the COVID 19 vaccines
- 50 frequently asked questions: Muslim Doctors Association (MDA) have just published the answers to your FAQs
- Top 10 questions asked about vaccines: Questions Imams & Scholars Get Asked About Vaccines, hear their views
- Supporting COVID-19: Supporting COVID-19 Vaccine uptake during Ramadan
- Ramadan video: NHSE/I Ramadan video commissioned through BIMA
- Counselling Support page: Offering free counselling sessions from our qualified team of counsellors
- Ramadan videos: 8 videos in community languages on Ramadan and COVID-19
- Seasons and celebrations: A healthy Ramadan, How does fasting affect the body? Is fasting good for health?
- Ramadan guide: Workplace considerations during Ramadan and how to support staff who may be fasting
Senior Project Manager – Mental Health, currently Programme Manager for MHLDA Cell in response to Covid- 19
Yasmin Khan, a regional NHS worker from Newcastle’s Muslim community, is sharing her personal story to reassure others about the Covid-19 vaccination. Yasmin was offered the vaccine through her job and is speaking out to counter some of the concerns and rumours she has heard, which she feels could prevent people from coming forward to be protected. She is particularly concerned that members of the community should be aware of all of the facts before making a decision, including that the Pfizer and AstraZeneca vaccines are both halal and supported by the British Islamic Medical Association and the Muslim Council of Britain.
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- National Foundation for Infectious Diseases: Real Stories, Real People: Please share your story. It could help others understand more about vaccine-preventable diseases, drug-resistant infections
- Leeds and York Partnership: You can also hear from some of our staff who are sharing their own experiences of the vaccine and why they decided to get the #JabDone
- NHS Cheshire Clinical Commissioning Group: Following extensive trials, safe and effective COVID-19 vaccines have been approved in the UK and the NHS COVID-19 vaccination programme is underway