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

Additional Resources

Vaccination Stories

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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