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Get vaccinated.

Hear from Iowans just like you who chose to get vaccinated and why.

The Iowa Catholic Conference and the four Catholic Dioceses of Iowa recently launched a video campaign across Iowa to help encourage the use of the COVID vaccine. Despite its effectiveness, many in the general population are hesitant to receive the vaccine. The campaign features Iowans from across the state sharing their reasoning for supporting the vaccine. If you have questions, are just not sure or need help, find answers in the resources below.

Bishops’ Official Statement on COVID-19 Vaccines

Daniel & Ellen Rosmann

Organic farmers near Harlan, Iowa

Ryan Burchett

Business owner in Le Claire, Iowa

Shana & Stacia

Knoxville, Iowa

Alondra Melendez

College Student from Storm Lake, Iowa

Alondra Meléndez

estudiante universitaria en Storm Lake, Iowa

Dawn Suksai

with grandson Ethan, both from Storm Lake, Iowa

Father Brent Lingle

St. Mary’s Catholic Church & School in Storm Lake, Iowa

Deacon Tom Hardie

Davenport Diocese, serving the Knoxville, Iowa area

Kent E. Ferris

O.F.S., Social Action & Catholic Charities director in Davenport Diocese

Here are links to vaccination information from the four Catholic dioceses of Iowa.

Archdiocese of Dubuque

Diocese of Davenport

Diocese of Des Moines

Diocese of Sioux City

The Vatican encourages us to advocate for the development of vaccines with no connection to abortion. To make it easier to take this action, the bishops have made available sample letters to pharmaceutical companies that are using abortion-derived cell lines asking them to use non-abortion-derived cell sources.

Made possible in part by the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation and the Catholic Cares Coalition and by the Iowa Department of Public Health.