Here at the United Reformed Church, as more of our family, friends, and neighbours receive their vaccine, we are both joyful and relieved. But we are aware that many communities around the world are suffering and don’t have access to vaccines. And many of them lack the basics they need to protect themselves like clean water for handwashing.
Many voices have been highlighting the inequalities exposed by COVID. The COVID vaccine rollout is one latest example, with many poorer nations and vulnerable communities having no access to the vaccine or being charged up to four times the price paid by European countries.
Christian Aid has invited the URC to partner with them in addressing this disparity. The just vaccine appeal encourages us to appreciate our own opportunity to receive the vaccine by making a donation enabling others to receive the vaccine too.
You can read more about this and donate in thanksgiving here