Getting the COVID-19 Vaccine
As a faith community concerned about the sanctity of human life, the archdiocese encourages everyone to get vaccinated for the sake of their own health and the common good.
It is morally permissible to receive the COVID-19 vaccines. Pope Francis, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops and Cardinal Cupich have confirmed this. Christ was a healer and science and medicine heal, too. We should look at this advancement in science and development of life-saving vaccines as gifts from God.
The parable of the good Samaritan is about the importance of aiding the stranger and getting vaccinated as an act of love and charity for your neighbor.
To register for vaccination or to get more information about the vaccine, visit your local health department’s vaccination website:
City of Chicago: Chicago Vaccine FInder
Lake County: https://www.lakecountyil.gov/4521/COVID-19-Vaccine
Or for more information, visit the CDC’s website: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/index.html
When the COVID-19 vaccine will be offered to you, whom will you get it for? Leave us a comment&photo using #IWillDoIt4. We will pray for all who have been lost to the virus, those suffering from the illness, & those enduring financial hardship & isolation because of the pandemic. pic.twitter.com/12eIvi6Pze— Archdiocese Chicago (@archchicago) April 8, 2021
Our world and country are still suffering. I encourage everyone, when your time comes and you are invited to get vaccinated, to do so. As @pontifex has said, we need to do it for the common good; we have a moral obligation to our neighbors, co-workers, friends and family.— Cardinal Cupich (@CardinalBCupich) March 26, 2021