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Children can receive vaccination during Ramadhan

Adib Noor

Children aged five to 11 are allowed to get vaccinated during the month of Ramadhan.

This was stated by Minister of Health Dato Seri Setia Dr Haji Mohd Isham bin Haji Jaafar during the daily press conference yesterday in response to parents’ concerns.

“COVID-19 vaccinations are administered via injection into the body, normally the arm which is a standard not only for children but for adults as well,” he said, adding that vaccination does not involve ingestion.

However, the minister said, “it is advisable to have a meal prior to receiving the vaccination and take some painkiller afterwards.

“Children are able to fast and receive their vaccination during Ramadhan but the decision is up to their parents.”