Catholic Bishops now ask Kenyans to take Covid -19 Vaccine. The Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops (KCCB) has implored Kenyans to take the Covid-19 jab given by the government.
According to KCCB, taking the vaccine is comparable to an act of love and charity towards ones Neighbors and community. It is part of a moral responsibility to stop the spread of the Covid-19.
While noting that taking the vaccine is voluntary, the bishops warned those declining not to be vehicles of transmission.
The church took note that it was acceptable to receive all Covid-19 vaccines that the Ministry of Health recognized. Consequently the Bishops requested the Ministry to do all it can to assure citizens of the vaccine’s Safety and effectiveness.
A statement seen by Hello News from KCCB Chairman Most Rev. Philip Anyolo said that the common good calls for vaccination to primarily protect the weakest and most exposed. Likewise available Covid-19 vaccines ought to be understood as an act of charity towards other community members.
Most Rev. Anyolo noted that vaccination wasn’t a rule but an obligation thus could only be done on voluntary basis. In the absence of other means to prevent Covid-19, an individual’s discretion and consent is morally sound.
The Conference has appealed to the conscience of Kenyans to accept the Covi-19 jab upon the assurance given by the Ministry of Health. Nevertheless those who decline the vaccination then must strictly adhere to containment protocols put in place by the Ministry of Health.
KCCB further distanced itself from Kenya Catholic Doctors Association (KCDA) which had called on Kenyans to reject the Vaccine.