Is administering COVID vaccines permissible?

Question: Is administering COVID vaccines permissible? I was recently authorized as a pharmacy technician to administer these vaccines — and I will likely need to administer them to non-mahram women as I have to follow my employer’s protocols.

Answer:

In the Name of Allah, the Merciful and Compassionate

It is permitted and praiseworthy to administer these vaccines, as doing so is from medical treatment; and limiting or preventing public harm.

Given that you will be wearing gloves administering them to someone of the opposite sex wouldn’t be impermissible.

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[Shaykh] Faraz Rabbani

Shaykh Faraz Rabbani spent ten years studying with some of the leading scholars of recent times, first in Damascus and Amman, Jordan. His teachers include the foremost theologian of recent times in Damascus, the late Shaykh Adib al-Kallas (may Allah have mercy on him), and his student Shaykh Hassan al-Hindi, one of the leading Hanafi fuqaha of the present age. He returned to Canada in 2007, where he founded SeekersGuidance to meet the urgent need to spread Islamic knowledge–both online and on the ground–in a reliable, relevant, inspiring, and accessible manner. He is the author of Absolute Essentials of Islam: Faith, Prayer, and the Path of Salvation According to the Hanafi School (White Thread Press, 2004.) Since 2011, Shaykh Faraz has been named one of the 500 most influential Muslims by the Royal Islamic Strategic Studies Center.