The Diocese of Pittsburgh urges Catholics within the space to keep away from Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine
“Pfizer and Moderna vaccines were a cause for concern because an abortion-derived cell line was used for testing, but not in their manufacture. However, the Johnson & Johnson vaccine was designed, tested, and made with abortion-derived cell lines that raise additional moral concerns. The Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith has ruled that “if ethical Covid-19 vaccines are not available … it is morally acceptable to receive Covid-19 vaccines that have used aborted fetal cell lines in their research and production process “. However, if there is a choice between equally safe and effective COVID-19 vaccines, the vaccine with the least link to abortion-derived cell lines should be chosen. So if you have the option to choose a vaccine, Pfizer or Moderna vaccines should be preferred over Johnson & Johnson vaccines, ”the statement said.