Searching for informed perspectives on the coronavirus vaccine?

Dave Newton hosts a video conversation with special guests to help you navigate through the ethical issues of the coronavirus vaccine.

As the coronavirus vaccines are distributed across the UK, there are signs of hope that they are the beginning of the end of the COVID-19 pandemic. However, there have been some interesting questions raised around the coronavirus vaccine:

  • How is each vaccine made, tested and approved?
  • How do we know the vaccine is safe?
  • Is it morally permissible as a Christian to receive the vaccine?
  • How do we know who to trust amidst all the information out there?

To help you navigate your way through the ethical issues of the coronavirus vaccine, Dave Newton hosts a live video conversation and asks some of these critical questions. During this special discussion, the panel will look at the vaccine from a medical, theological, pastoral and personal perspective. 

And joining Dave for this live event are our special guests:

  • Prof Chris Shaw - Specialist in Drug Discovery in Pharmacy, Biotechnology and Peptide Biochemistry in Medicine
  • Debbie Duncan – Respiratory Nurse Specialist and Lecturer at Queen’s University, Belfast
  • Rev Dr Simo Frestadius – Theologian, Regents Theological College
  • Rev Malcolm Duncan – Elim Pastor and Public Theologian
  • Dr Kofi Obuobie – Consultant Physician and vaccine recipient

Watch the discussion live or on-demand

Visit our Elim YouTube channel at to watch the discussion live on Tuesday 12 January 2021 at 2pm or afterwards on-demand.


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