Denver Newsroom, Nov 13, 2021 / 12:00 pm
The Diocese of Madison says media have misrepresented its decision to not host onsite COVID-19 vaccination clinics at parishes and other diocesan entities.
“Despite how it is being characterized in some news reports and social media posts, the decision for parishes and other diocesan entities within the Diocese of Madison not to host onsite COVID-19 vaccination clinics is not about condemning or discouraging vaccination,” the diocese said in a Nov. 12 statement.
“Apart from the moral and medical dimensions of this decision, the issue has become bitterly divisive. Since there are already ample vaccination sites within the eleven counties of the diocese, Bishop [Donald] Hying has decided that it would be best for parishes and other diocesan entities not to host vaccine clinics.”
The Diocese of Madison instructed its 102 parishes not to host COVID-19 vaccination clinics, following the approval of the vaccine for children ages 5-11.