Statement from Connecticut Catholic Bishops Regarding COVID-19 Vaccines (updated Mar. 5, 2021)

The following statement regarding the COVID-19 vaccine is from the Connecticut Catholic Conference, representing the Archdiocese of Hartford, the Diocese of Bridgeport, the Diocese of Norwich and the Ukrainian Catholic Diocese of Stamford.

“People should feel free in good conscience to receive any of the vaccines currently available (Pfizer, Moderna, Johnson & Johnson) for the sake of their own health and the common good, which requires the prompt vaccination of as many people as possible. This guidance is in accord with what has been stated by both the U. S. Conference of Catholic Bishops and the Holy See in Rome. At the same time the Church continues to advocate for the creation of vaccines that do not rely on cell lines derived, even remotely, from abortion.”

To see the letter in its entirety, click here.