Jain Perspectives on COVID-19 Vaccination

Protect other lives.

According to Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s “Immunizations and Religion” project, despite the emphasis in Jainism on non-violence towards all living beings—a teaching that includes microscopic organisms—vaccination is permitted “because this destruction of microorganisms, even though regretted, is necessary to protect other lives” (https://www.vumc.org/health-wellness/news-resource-articles/immunizations-and-religion).

Photograph of an older man hugging a young child. Above, the text reads "I got it" over a blue border. Below, the text reads, "The COVID-19 vaccine is how we got back together. Now is the time to learn about the COVID-19 vaccine and decide what's right for you and why. We all have different reasons. The good news is that it's safe, it's effective and it's free. FInd out more about the vaccine and where to get it at MOStopsCovid.com or by calling 1-877-435-8411. Courtesy of Interfaith Partnership of Greater St. Louis
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