Bishop Michael Curry: Get vaccinated: "Do this one for the children"

Join Presiding Bishop Michael Curry @PB_Curry by sharing your own “I Got Mine” story. Post your photo or video with the #igotmine hashtag, tag and invite your friends, and tell the world what getting the COVID-19 vaccine means to you.

I’m Michael Curry, Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church. When I was in elementary school, I came home one day and my father asked me if I got my sugar cube. And I at first didn’t know what he was talking about.

And then remembered earlier that day, we had been given a little sugar cube — this is back in the 1960s — with some medicine or something that was on it. And I ate it and took it and we all got it. It was the polio vaccine. 

Years later, while I didn’t know why my father always walked with a limp, my Aunt Carrie told me that the reason he walked with a limp was because he had polio when he was a little boy. And I realized why he was so thankful that his child was able to get the polio vaccine. 

Vaccines can help us save lives and make life livable. 

We have the opportunity to get that vaccine now for this COVID-19. I got mine, we get can get ours. For ourselves — and if not for ourselves — for our children who still don’t have a vaccine yet. 

I got the polio vaccine as a little child. Right now, adults can get the Covid vaccine to help protect our children. That’s what the Bible means when Jesus says, “you shall love your neighbor as yourself.” 

COVID-19 Vaccine Toolkit (via @iamepiscopalian):

The #COVIDVaccine saves lives. #igotmine to do my part to live out the Bible’s commandment to “Love your neighbor as yourself.” And I’m inviting my friends to share their own #igotmine stories.

See related op-ed in USA Today.

Shared with with permission by the Office of the Right Reverend Michael B. Curry, The Episcopal Church, in its entirety. The Most Rev. Michael Curry is the presiding bishop of the Episcopal Church and the author of the book "Love Is the Way: Holding On to Hope in Troubling Times".


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