Islamic clerics in Indonesia declare SINOVAC vaccine as Halal

China’s Sinovac COVID-19 vaccines have been declared as holy and halal, by the Indonesian Ulema Council ( Indonesian: Majelis Ulama Indonesia – MUI). Hence, the vaccine is deemed or permissible under Islam. 

 Asrorun Niam Sholeh of the council’s fatwa commission told a news conference that Sinovac’s CoronaVac was “holy and halal”, although authorisation for its use still rests on Indonesia’s food and drug agency (BPOM). 

MUI  is Indonesia’s top Muslim clerical body. 

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