Church missionaries encouraged to get COVID-19 vaccine
SALT LAKE CITY — The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is encouraging all missionaries and prospective missionaries to get a COVID-19 vaccine.
The church sent a letter to its local leaders Friday, April 23, stating that missionaries can safeguard themselves and others by becoming vaccinated.
The Missionary Department of the Church is encouraging all missionaries and prospective missionaries to safeguard themselves and others by being vaccinated against COVID-19. Click the link to read the full message.
— The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (@Ch_JesusChrist) April 23, 2021
It’s another message of encouragement from church headquarters in regard to vaccination.
The church says the vaccine is becoming available in many places around the world, so mission leaders and mission medical coordinators will let their missionaries know when they may receive it.
Those heading to a mission in a different country will need to be vaccinated by Aug. 1. Senior missionaries may travel after receiving their vaccinations and visas.
The letter also said individuals are responsible to make their own decisions about vaccinations.
Prospective missionaries who choose not to receive required immunizations will be reassigned to a mission in their home country.
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