Covid vaccine and fasting

Question:

Does getting the COVID vaccine during Ramadan break a person’s fast?

Thank you.

Answer:
In the name of Allah, Most Compassionate, Most Merciful,

Assalam’aleykum, I pray this finds you in the best of states.

Jazakum Allah khayr for your question!

No getting the COVID vaccine does not break a person’s fast.

The fast is only nullified when a substance enters the body cavity through a recognized entry point, such as the mouth, nose, or front and back private parts. Therefore, eye drops, injections, and nicotine patches do not break the fast as they do not enter the body from a recognized entry point.

Please see: https://seekersguidance.org/answers/hanafi-fiqh/ramadan-injections-eye-drops-and-doubts/

And Allah knows best.

May  Allah Most High grant you the best of this world and the next.

Please keep us in your du’as!

Wassalam

[Ustadh] Sufyan Qufi

Checked and Approved by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani