The Christian Association of Nigeria says the COVID-19 vaccine has nothing to do with the anti-christ noting that taking the vaccine is for the safety of everyone’s health.
The Executive Director Nigeria Inter-faith Action Association and President Vision Africa Bishop Sunday Onuoha said this on Tuesday at the sensitization of Christian Leaders on the Phase 2 of COVID-19 vaccination and Primary Health Care in Nigeria.
He said many Christian leaders around the world who know the Bible has taken the vaccine noting that whatever they as leaders of the Christian folks can do to address COVID-19 disease will be done.
He said while everyone has the right to what they want to do about their health, what they as leaders need to do is to inform their followers as they cannot force anyone into taking the vaccine.
Bishop Onuoha however commended government efforts for introducing Sunday service vaccination noting that it is a great development which will make it easy for those who do not have the time to take the vaccine to do so at their places of worship.
He said a lot of people have been complaining that they have been to vaccination centers to get vaccinated but stated that either the vaccines are not available or that health workers are not available.
While the bishop said taking it to churches will bridge the gap in vaccination coverage he however said it does not serve as an opportunity to force anyone to take the vaccine as they still have a choice to make on whether to take the vaccine or not.
He therefore called on Christian folks to ensure that they take the vaccines in order to protect themselves from the deadly COVID-19 disease.
He said all non Pharmaceutical procedures such as washing of hands, wearing of facemask and others should be strictly adhered to, to avoid the transfer of the virus thereby ensuring that the virus do not spread.