BALTIMORE (WJZ) — As vaccine eligibility and opportunities are expanding, leaders in Balitmore’s Muslim community are urging everyone to get vaccinated.

Monday marked the start of the month-long celebration of Ramadan for more than 200,000 Muslims across the state.

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At an event Monday night, state leaders and Muslim community activists stressed the importance of people not getting discouraged by fasting requirements and getting vaccinated.

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Many mosques will be offering some level of services this Ramadan with safety measures in place.

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Mosques are being encouraged by the University of Maryland’s CAIR center to apply to be vaccine administration sites.

CBS Baltimore Staff