All faith leaders are now eligible to receive the coronavirus vaccine in Wisconsin.
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services recently updated their guidelines to include all clergy in any setting who can get vaccinated. Previously, only spiritual care providers in hospital settings were eligible.
The Executive Director of the Wisconsin Council of Churches Reverend Kerri Parker says this expansion is a huge relief.
“There’s this recognition that the care that spiritual leaders provide really goes beyond that and it entails a significant level of risk,” Reverend Parker said.
Reverend Parker says it also means more forms of care.
“We may be visiting people in their homes. We may be doing street ministries, supporting food pantries, supporting daycares, other ministries along those lines, other ways of supporting folks who are vulnerable,” Reverend Parker said.
Senior Pastor at Christ to Solid Baptist…