Indonesia: Halal certificate for coronavirus vaccine

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Indonesia’s halal agency wants issue soon halal certification for the coronavirus vaccine developed by China’s Sinovac.

Indonesia’s national halal agency BPJPH could issue halal certification for the Covid-19 vaccine developed by China’s Sinovac as soon as one week once the fatwa is issued by LPPOM MUI, Prof. Sukoso, head of the agency told Salaam Gateway.

According the report Indonesia received on December 6, 1.2 million doses of the Covid-19 vaccine.

“Based on the inspection, all ingredients including active and supporting ingredients, are all free from gelatine. In the past, all ingredients using gelatine were replaced by non-gelatines. The Sinovac vaccine uses genetic engineering as replacement,” said Prof. Sukoso Salaam Gateway.