Iowa Bishops release statement about COVID-19 vaccines

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SIOUX CITY, Iowa (KCAU) – Iowa Bishops have released a statement about concerns on the upcoming vaccines for COVID-19.

The statement, signed by Archbishop of Dubuque Most Rev. Michael Jackels, Bishop of Sioux City Most Rev. R. Walker Nickless, Bishop of Davenport Most Rev. Thomas Zinkula, and Bishop of Des Moines Most Rev. William Joensen, addresses concerns people are having about new vaccines, such as safety risks, side effects of vaccines, and the contents of vaccines.

In the statement, they said that there was “troubling news” that some vaccines were using cell lines from the fetal tissue, but that the vaccines produced by Pfizer and Moderna do not.

“The common good of public health takes precedence over any reservation about being treated with vaccines; they will not be effective if people do not use them,” reads part of the statement.

The full statement can be read on the Diocese of Sioux City’s website.

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