Pope Francis says he will receive a Covid-19 vaccination next week. He urged all people on Saturday to get vaccinated to protect not only their own lives but also those of everyone else.
Pope Francis wants to get vaccinated against the coronavirus and urges all the faithful to do the same. “I think it’s ethical for everyone to get vaccinated.
It is an ethical matter because one’s own health and also the lives of other people are at stake,” Pope Francis said in an interview with the TV channel “Canale 5.”
Phased plan at the Vatican
The first phase at the Vatican will be to immunize health care workers, security personnel, and the elderly against the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus. The vaccinations are to take place in the entrance of the Aula Nervi. It is expected that the Vatican will receive enough doses to vaccinate all of its employees.
The Vatican secured 10,000 doses of Corona vaccine from Biontech/Pfizer. The quota is sufficient to protect the approximately 4,500 employees of the Holy See and Vatican City State from the corona virus.
In addition, co-insured family members and retirees are also eligible for the dual immunization. The papal pediatric clinic “Bambino Gesu” has already begun administering the vaccine.
Sources: religion.ORF.at/APA/picture: pixabay.com
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