Bishop Timothy Freyer was recently named a Public Health Hero by the County Health Executives Assn. of California (CHEAC) for his ongoing efforts to help curb the COVID-19 pandemic. 

In addition to his membership on the Orange County Health Care Agency’s Coronavirus Vaccine Taskforce, Bishop Freyer helped author a public health statement in December, urging Catholics to get a coronavirus vaccine. 

He also contributed to the Diocese’s PSA video released in April about the effectiveness and moral acceptability of the vaccines, he spoke at a press conference in March when Christ Cathedral was named a mobile clinic vaccination site, and he publicly received his vaccination in January at St. Jude Medical Center, where he has served as a front-line healthcare worker comforting COVID-19 patients and blessing the workers. 

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