Rabbi Chaim Kanievsky: People 'need' to get coronavirus vaccination

In a video posted on Whatsapp, his followers posed the question to the rabbi whether "it is optional to [get the vaccination], or one must get it."

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Rabbi Chaim Kanievsky, one of the most highly respected rabbis and arbiters of Halacha, on Sunday urged people to get vaccinated against the coronavirus.
In a video posted on WhatsApp, he was asked whether “it is optional to [get the vaccination], or must one get it?” He answered that everyone needs to be vaccinated to stop the spread of the virus.
In the video, one of his followers said some people are reluctant to be vaccinated out of fear it will harm them, prompting the rabbi to respond that one should “not to be afraid.”
The group of followers and Kanievsky concluded the meeting with a blessing for health and the success of the upcoming vaccination campaign.