Degel Hatorah MK Yitzchak Pindrus, arrived at Shaare Tzedek Hospital in Yerushalayim on Sunday, in order to take the COVID-19 vaccine, but prior to getting vaccinated, Pindrus spoke with Hagaon HaRav Chaim Kanievsky about the vaccine, and whether or not a person should take it.
Pindrus asked HaRav Kanievsky whether it is ‘permissible’ to take the vaccine or whether a person is ‘obligated; to take the vaccine?
HaRav Chaim answered that it’s a Chiyuv of “Hishtadlus” to take the vaccine, and not “an option”.
Pindrus then asked HaRav Chaim about the fear some people have regarding what unknown damage that it can cause in the future. To which Rav Chaim responded “tell them not to be afraid.”