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COVID-19 and Vaccination

This page contains information and guidance from faith communities about COVID-19 vaccination

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The British Islamic Medical Association has produced position papers on the Pfizer and AstraZeneca Covid-19 Vaccines.

The Catholic Bishops' Conference of England and Wales has updated its statement on vaccinations.

The Church of England information on the vaccine is at

Churches Together in England is providing guidance and resources about the vaccines at

The Hindu Council UK has noted that the Vaccine Deployment Minister Nadhim Zahawi, has assured that both vaccines do not contain Human or animal products. For more information visit

The Hindu Forum of Britain has issued a COVID-19 Vaccine Information Guide.


NHS England is leading an NHS anti-disinformation drive about the vaccinations.  It has produced a series of videos in different community languages.  Religious leaders are among those with whom they are working "to help debunk myths about the vaccine".  Public Health England is also working to combat misinformation.

Many places of worship are now being used as vaccination centres.  These include: Lichfield Cathedral; Bedford's Guru Nanak Gurdwara; Stourbridge National Spiritualist Church; a Jain Community Centre in Manchester Chapel of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Birmingham; Jamia Mosque in Newport Cathedral; BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Temple in Neasden; Luton's Guru Nanak Gurdwara; Doncaster’s Belle Vue Mosque and Gurdwara; and Al Manaar Mosque in London

The Archbishop of Canterbury is encouraging everyone to get the vaccine when they are invited to do so.

The President of the Board of Deputies of British Jews has praised vaccination staff and urged the community to support the vaccination programme.

Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis has said it is a 'religious imperative' to have the vaccination.

A number of church leaders have come together with support of to address #COVID19 #vaccine concerns and anxieties and to encourage take-up.

Faith leaders in Scotland have signed a statement urging people to have the vaccination.

The President of the Hindu Forum of Britain is among the faith leaders sharing images of having their vaccinations.

OneJain, an initiative of the Institute of Jainology, has held a webinar for people to voice concerns and ask questions about the vaccinations.

Liberal Judaism has held a webinar for members to ask questions about the vaccination process.  It has also produced a video.

The Mosques and Imams National Advisory Board has held a webinar about vaccinations to discuss the facts and debunk some of the myths.

The Chair of the Mosques and Imams National Advisory Board has noted that all faiths must unite to stop vaccine disinformation.

The Muslim Council of Britain is supporting the position of the British Islamic Medical Association.

Strengthening Faiths Institutions has produced a video tackling false news on vaccines.

Churches Together England and The Church of God of Prophecy has held a webinar about vaccinations. 

Wolverhampton Interfaith has held a webinar on the importance of having the vaccine in BAME communities.

Barnet Multi Faith Forum has held a webinar for people to ask questions about the vaccines.

Salvation Army staff and volunteers have been visiting vaccination centres to feed volunteers and key workers.


Faith leaders are also responding at a local level.

One example is a local response from the leader of the Jamia Masjid Ghausia in Burnley.

Barnet Multi Faith Forum and Faiths Forum for London have collaborated on pop-up inter faith vaccination drives. A recent vaccination drive took place at Golders Green’s Islamic Centre.

The chief Imam at Al Mustafa Mosque in Middlesbrough tackles vaccine misinformation.

A vaccination session was held for the Charedim Jewish community in Hackney. 

Bradford Hindu Council is letting people know the vaccine is safe and effective.

Two GPs - one Jewish and one Muslim - have come together to launch London’s first mobile vaccination unit.

Note: IFN's pages on COVID-19 are being updated regularly. Listings may not be exhaustive or include all possible examples, and IFN makes no guarantee as to the accuracy of the information linked to.  

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