COVID - Vaccination Information
California Catholic Conference Statements (select link for other languages)
Vaccinate to Protect Health of Yourself and Your Community
(En Español) In partnership with the Catholic health systems and Catholic Charities throughout the Golden State, the Catholic Bishops of California urge all Californians to receive a vaccination to prevent the continued spread of the deadly COVID-19 pandemic that has claimed the lives of more than two million people worldwide.
As the Vatican’s Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith has said, the vaccines now available and offered (Pfizer and Moderna) and those currently in the testing approval/process (AstraZeneca and Johnson & Johnson) are morally permissible and can be used in good conscience.
Beyond simply protecting their own health and safety, Catholics also have an obligation to protect their family, friends and community by vaccinating as soon as feasible in accordance with public health guidelines and protocols in their area. One should always consult with their doctor regarding any personal medical concerns.
Catholic Moral Teaching and Tradition on COVID-19 Vaccines
Vaccination Customizable Handout - English - Spanish - Vietnamese
Combination English/Spanish Bulletin Insert from the California Catholic Conference
COVID, Racism and Health Disparities
Statement from Pro-Life Catholic Scholars on the Moral Acceptability of Receiving COVID-19 Vaccines
COVID-19 Vaccine: Resources for Church Leaders
Vatican CDF says use of anti-Covid vaccines “morally acceptable”
Congregation of the Doctrine of the Faith’s Note
Statement of the Vatican Covid-19 Commission in collaboration with the Pontifical Academy for Life.
Joint Statement: California Catholic Conference, Catholic Health Systems and Catholic Charities
California Catholic Conference, Catholic Healthcare Ministries and Charities Support COVID-19 Vaccinations
U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB)
YouTube Video - COVID-19 Vaccines - Moral and Ethical Concerns
U.S. Bishop Chairmen for Doctrine and for Pro-Life Address the Use of the Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 Vaccine
December 2020 statement
Answers to Key Ethical Questions About COVID-19 Vaccines
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Ensuring COVID-19 Vaccine Safety in the US
Benefits of Getting a COVID-19 Vaccine
Ensuring the Safety of Vaccines
California General Information on COVID-19
Official website for California Coronavirus
California Department of Public Health
Governor’s Office of Emergency Services
California Vaccine FAQs