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Following Eid’l Fitr, Filipino-Muslim communities resumed their vaccination campaigns.

MANILA, Philippines — After the Eid’l Fitr celebrations, the National Commission on Muslim Filipinos (NCMF) declared it will continue its vaccination campaign full-time.

After marking the completion of the month-long Ramadan and the non-working vacation on Tuesday, NCMF Commissioner Jamal Munib stated the immunization drives against Covid-19 must continue.

“Naipaliwanag ko na po sa kanila ang tungkol sa pagbakuna at unti-unti na po nawawala ang mga maling pagkaintindi o kaya mga misconception about sa pagbabakuna, especially iyong mga fake news na lumalabas,” he said during the “Laging Handa”

Munib noted that even during Ramadan, some Muslims responded to the demand for immunizations.

They clarified to Munib that immunization would not invalidate their fasting.

Muslims used to believe that the Covid-19 vaccine contained a component that was banned by Islam.

In total, 67.8 million Filipinos have been fully vaccinated against Covid-19, with over 13.3 million receiving the first booster shot and approximately 7,000 immunocompromised adults receiving the second booster dose.

During Ramadan, no unpleasant incidences were reported, according to Munib.

“As of now, Alhamduliliah (glory be to God), thanks to Allah, ang lahat ng ito ay naging mapayapa po at wala po tayong mga adverse occurrence,” says the narrator. At least iyong minimal health precautions na napatupad po natin sa mga congregational prayer natin (So far, Allah willing, all of these have been peaceful and no untoward occurrence has occurred.) During our group prayer, at the very least, the bare minimum of health standards is followed),” Munib stated.

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