İrem UZUN -TDO- Pope Francis suggested that people have a moral obligation to receive one of the new coronavirus vaccines as soon as possible, revealing in a new interview that he expects to get his own first dose this week. "I believe that morally everyone must take the vaccine," the Pope said in an interview. "It is the moral choice because it is about your life but also the lives of others."
Pope Francis has said the Vatican will begin COVID-19 vaccinations next week. "It is an ethical duty to take the vaccine, here in the Vatican we will start next week, I am also in line to take it," he said. The 84-year-old pontiff has part of one lung missing, which makes him more vulnerable to the virus.
The Vatican had earlier announced that it is morally acceptable' for the Catholic Church's faithful to receive the coronavirus vaccine, though research involved the use of cell lines from tissue obtained from abortions. The Vatican has reported at least 27 confirmed cases of COVID-19.