Religious leaders meet to discuss vaccines and religion
OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR) – Religious leaders from across the state will hold an open conversation with the community on vaccines and faith.
‘Faith in Vaccines’ will air at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, September 30 via a live stream on Facebook and YouTube.
The show is part of a partnership with the Oklahoma Alliance for Healthy Families and the Oklahoma Conference of Churches.
Panelists include Audrey Corbett, MD, FACP, Chief Medical Officer, OU Health Physicians; Executive and Multicultural Pastor at the Fellowship of Western Oaks Pastor Pastor Eddie Espino; and executive pastor of the First Church of the Nazarene in Oklahoma City, the Rev. Aaron Bolerjack.
“We invite the community to have an open conversation to encourage dialogue about faith and vaccines. It is an issue that preoccupies the hearts and minds of many Oklahoma residents, ”said Rev. Dr. Shannon Fleck, executive director of the Oklahoma Conference of Churches. “As a religious leader, I am happy to have this platform to engage with the public and share faith-based opinions. It is important for the health and well-being of all that we engage in these types of discussions.
Questions submitted by the audience will guide the conversation. Oklahomans can submit questions via email here.
“I have treated many patients with strong faith who have questions regarding medical details and the COVID-19 vaccine,” Corbett said. “Being able to openly answer these questions alongside religious leaders and dispel medical untruths is a powerful and necessary effort in Oklahoma. “
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