ACTION: Latter-day Saint Missionary Covid mRNA Injections

The issue of missionary vaccinations is becoming more urgent. Many mission presidents are reporting to the missionaries that Salt Lake is requiring missionaries to submit to a Covid 19 injection or stay sequestered and only interact with people online. They are also telling them that the shot is “safe,” which has not been determined. Missionaries have no access to research on either side of the question and are not being given informed consent.

ACTION #1: Please send this information to your missionaries and/or family and friends who have missionaries. Missionaries cannot use links, so we have created and attached pdfs of the critical information, so they can be informed. Download the pdfs to send to your missionaries.

  • A summary of reasons not to get Covid injections directed more at missionaries (“18 Reasons”)
  • A summary of reasons not to get Covid injections directed more at parents (“Considerations”) 
  • An excerpt from an analysis of human fetal cell line use in the two mRNA injections
  • A document for mission presidents to sign, prior to a missionary getting the injection, if a missionary decides to get it

NOTE: The shots should not qualify for EUA approval, at all, because we do have alternative treatments. (You may want to copy and paste some of this for your missionaries.)

  • Studies on Ivermectin for Covid Treatment (
  • Studies on HCQ for Covid Treatment (
  • Emergency Use Authorization “Under an EUA, FDA may allow the use of unapproved medical products, or unapproved uses of approved medical products in an emergency to diagnose, treat, or prevent serious or life-threatening diseases or conditions when certain statutory criteria have been met, including that there are no adequate, approved, and available alternatives. Taking into consideration input from the FDA, manufacturers decide whether and when to submit an EUA request to FDA.” (Emphasis mine. Link.)
  • Human Fetal Cell Lines Used in Covid Injections (link to complete document; missionary excerpt attached) (

ACTION #2: Contact your mission president (email or call; don’t be afraid to call; they are there to take your calls)

ACTION #3: Contact the Missionary Department (801-240-1000). Ask for the Missionary Department and diplomatically, but candidly express your concerns.

Engage in conversation.

  • Ask for a review of the church’s vaccine policy.
  • Ask if the church is willing to meet with vaccine injured members, so that the church can better understand our concerns.
  • Ask for the church to refrain from dictating to families how to handle the personal health situations of our missionaries.
  • Ask for the church to allow for medical exemptions and still allow missionaries to serve as regular missionaries. (Not put them into quarantine for refusing to vaccinate).
  • Point out that having different health philosophies does not make you a disobedient or dangerous missionary. Health philosophies and conditions are highly personal and individual.
  • Ask them to remove the pressure and requirements for non-government required vaccines for foreign missionaries. (A very small number of vaccines are required by countries. Most of the vaccines required by Missionary Medical are simply travel recommendations from the CDC. Missionaries from other churches serve for years at a time with no vaccines at all.)
  • Ask them to inform stake and ward leaders that they may not require vaccinations as a prerequisite for participation in activities.
  • Ask them to help restore and protect religious freedoms that are being lost all over the nation on this very issue–opening the door for loss of religious freedom on other critical issues.

Please be sure missionaries know that there is no dishonor in returning home, if the only other option is to be sequestered for the duration. They should know that their health, safety, and emotional well being is more important than being “in the mission field,” marking time. Thank you, so much! –Kristen


  1. I seriously just learned that someone I know, when asked why they got the vaccine, answered after thinking about it, they got it because the prophet said to. This is from one of the sweetest ladies I have ever met. I sure hope she doesn’t have any long term effects from it. It is so disheartening to hear things like this.

    1. The Prophet also said it should be left up to the individual

  2. I would love to hear what people are being told when they actually do call into the missionary department.

    1. Kristen can you please contact me ASAP

  3. I am ready to call the missionary department. I would like to know what to expect when I call. Will I speak to an employee that will just field my call and not pass on my concerns? How do I express my concern to people of influence?

  4. I called. I left a voice mail. That was two weeks ago. They never returned my call.

    1. Called who?

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