There are tens of millions of people in my country who do not want to get vaccinated by the shots currently recommended by the medical community for control of the coronavirus. Reasons for not getting vaccinated range from fear of the shots, not wanting to be told what to do with their body, to not seeing a need for a vaccination.
A practicing Christian Scientist who chooses not to get a vaccination, does not fall into any of these categories.
In Christian Science, when a contagion threatens society, such as the coronavirus has done, there is a recognition that steps need to be taken to protect oneself and one’s neighbors from the spread of disease. The problem is not ignored, belittled, or derided. It is faced head-on with a conviction that something needs to be done for the contagion to stop and health to be preserved.
A practicing Christian Scientist chooses to do something!
Experience in Christian Science proves that the most effective remedy for preventing and curing infection is spiritual mindedness. It’s the spread of fear and false belief that needs to be guarded against most of all.
When consciousness is imbued with the omnipresence and omnipotence of God, germs are rendered harmless, infection is stopped, and health is preserved. In essence, when consciousness is vaccinated with spiritual truth, mind and body are protected from contagion and the spread of disease.
The choice to stay healthy for a Christian Scientist, is not whether to get medically vaccinated or not, but to stay spiritually minded. It requires consistent prayer to do this, but the effort and commitment to stay spiritually minded brings certain and good results. It is doing something! And it brings the best protection possible for self and for all around.