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Tue Mar 2, 2021, 08:11 PM

Catholics Should Avoid Johnson & Johnson Vaccine If Others Available, Official U.S. Group Says [View all]

Source: Forbes

The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops—the official group representing the church in the U.S.—urged Catholics Tuesday to avoid taking the one-shot Johnson & Johnson vaccine if other options are available, saying the J&J vaccine "raises questions about the moral permissibility"—even though Johnson & Johnson has stated it did not use fetal tissues in its vaccine.

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President Joe Biden, also known for his strong Catholic faith and being only the second-ever Catholic president, praised the vaccine's approval over the weekend, calling it "exciting news for all Americans."

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The Vatican made its statement in December after citing "diverse and sometimes conflicting pronouncements in the mass media by bishops, Catholic associations, and experts" when it came to vaccine ethics, especially given that there has also been concern around Pfizer and Moderna's development practices. One week before the Vatican released its statement, the U.S. Conference of Bishops said Pfizer and Moderna vaccines came from a "remote connection to morally compromised cell lines," while saying a potential vaccine from AstraZeneca was "more morally compromised" when it came to abortion.

Read more: https://www.forbes.com/sites/nicholasreimann/2021/03/02/catholics-should-avoid-johnson--johnson-vaccine-if-others-available-official-us-group-says/



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