Muslims in Merton Support Efforts to Boost Uptake of COVID-19 Vaccine

16 May 2021

The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community UK is supporting the national effort to boost uptake of the COVID-19 vaccine by hosting a second dose vaccination pop-up centre at the Baitul Futuh Mosque, Western Europe’s largest mosque, south London.

The community previously hosted Merton’s first pop-up vaccination clinic at the Baitul Futuh Mosque in Morden, which proved a huge success with over 1,000 members taking up the jab in just one day.

The latest clinic was set up by the mosque community in just a few days after the end of the holy month of Ramadan. Around 1286 community members have taken up their second dose at today’s clinic.

The National President of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community UK, Rafiq Hayat said:

“As Muslims, service to humanity is our duty, and we have been clear that we fully support the vaccination programme. This is why we have set-up several vaccination clinics across our mosque sites in the UK to play our role in fighting COVD-19.”

“Let me also take this opportunity to thank our NHS heroes who are working hard to protect the health of the nation – they deserve our constant prayers and immense gratitude.”

The Member of Parliament for Morden, Siobhain McDonagh MP upon her visit to the clinic said:

“I am delighted to be here at this vaccination clinic. If we are to beat this virus, the uptake of the vaccine is paramount. The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community is working hard to ensure that its members are protected to help protect others and I commend their efforts.”