The fact that health care workers, nursing home residents and staff were the first to receive the vaccine has been widely circulated. In an online Torah course on Sunday night, Schachter said that he and Willig both asked whether the vaccine they provided was legal and legal, and hoped to encourage others to get vaccinated by promoting their own vaccinations.
He said: “We are considered to be so.”
Schachter, a highly sought-after authority on Jewish legal affairs for decades, became an outspoken leader, urging compliance with pandemic guidelines early in the crisis. Throughout the spring and summer, he issued dozens of written Jewish legal opinions, resolved a series of issues involving Jewish rituals and social distancing, and often encouraged the wearing of masks. Earlier this month, he said on a podcast that according to Jewish law, it is not allowed to line up to buy vaccines.
Schachter said he and Willig were taken pictures of the vaccine to inspire confidence in the vaccine.
He said on Sunday: “Everyone is aware that it is very important that I think we should all take this vaccine.”
The Yiddish news agency BoroPark24 reported on December 21 that ParCare has received 3,500 doses of the vaccine produced by Moderna and will vaccinate 500 people that day. The CEO of ParCare, a Hasidic businessman named Gary Schlesinger, told BoroPark24 that ParCare has obtained permission to vaccinate patients and that only people over 60 years of age or with underlying diseases are eligible to receive the vaccine. The next day, Schlesinger retweeted a photo of himself vaccinated.
New York State Health Commissioner Howard Zucker (Howard Zucker) said Saturday that the state police will investigate ParCare and related personnel. Afterwards, Schlesinger deleted his vaccination photos.