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COVID vaccines

Islamic nations prepare for nighttime vaccinations during Ramadan

2nd holy month under COVID-19 crisis to begin Tuesday

A woman receives a vaccine for COVID-19 at a shopping mall in Tangerang, on the outskirts of Jakarta, on March 1.   © Reuters

JAKARTA/ISTANBUL -- Governments of Muslim majority countries are planning innovative steps to administer vaccines and contain the spread of COVID-19 during the holy month of Ramadan that begins Tuesday.

During the second Ramadan of the pandemic, Indonesian Muslims will likely be injected at night -- not because of fasting restrictions, but to prevent adverse effects of daytime inoculations into bodies weakened as a result of not eating or hydrating.

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