The Ministry of National Health Services (NHS) has announced that the vaccination centers will be closed in Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT) on Friday instead of Sunday during the holy month of Ramadan.
According to the notification by the NHS, “as per the decision of National Command and Operations Centre (NCOC), henceforth the COVID-19 vaccination centers will observe Friday as a weekly holiday instead of Sunday. As already conveyed all the vaccination centers of ICT, will remain open during the holy month of Ramadan and observe the following timings 12:00 noon to 04.00 pm, 08.00 pm to 12.00 (mid-night)”.
The coronavirus vaccination centers in the Punjab will operate in two shifts during Ramadan — the first from 10 AM to 4 PM; and the second from 9 PM to 1 AM.
Notable Islamic scholars around the world have clarified that getting vaccinated against the coronavirus while fasting will not break the fast because the vaccine goes into the muscle rather than the bloodstream and is not a source of nutrition.