Warsaw, Poland, Jul 8, 2021 / 12:00 pm
The president of Poland’s Catholic bishops’ conference said on Thursday that the Church supports those who opt to be vaccinated against COVID-19.
Archbishop Stanisław Gądecki issued the statement July 8 as the Polish government seeks to expand its vaccination program ahead of a potential fourth wave of the virus this fall, while a significant number of Poles remain hesitant about receiving the vaccine.
“Vaccination against COVID-19 is an important tool for limiting the spread of the infection and is seen by very many people as a hope for the possibility of returning to the normal functioning of societies,” the archbishop of Poznań said.
“For this reason, the Church, in contact with the competent medical and sanitary services, supports the educational and informational social and public initiatives aimed at increasing the awareness of the faithful regarding vaccination.”