Actor Matthew McConaughey Says He Opposes COVID-19 Vaccine Mandates for Children, Needs ‘More Information’ About Shots

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Hollywood histrion Matthew McConaughey says helium is against COVID-19 vaccine mandates for children and volition not beryllium forcing his ain kids to get the changeable until helium has “more information” astir them.

The 52-year-old histrion is joined to Brazilian-American exemplary and decorator Camila Alves and the mates share sons Levi, 13, and Livingston, 8, and girl Vida, 11.

Speaking at The New York Times’s DealBook summit connected Tuesday, McConaughey explained that portion helium himself has received some vaccination shots, helium plans to clasp retired a small portion longer earlier deciding whether to not to person his children vaccinated too.

His comments travel aft the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) connected Nov. 2 recommended that astir each kid successful the United States betwixt 5 and 11 get Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine.

Over 1.6 cardinal children are either getting Pfizer’s vaccine already oregon scheduled to get it, Biden medication officials said successful a virtual property briefing connected Wednesday.

“We conscionable said we tin vaccinate kids. I privation to spot successful the science,” McConaughey said Tuesday. “Do I deliberation that there’s immoderate benignant of scam oregon conspiracy theory? Hell nary I don’t. We each got to get disconnected that narrative. There’s not a conspiracy mentation connected the vaccines.”

The histrion noted that helium and his woman are some vaccinated, and that, “I didn’t bash it due to the fact that idiosyncratic told maine I had to. I chose to bash it.”

McConaughey said his 90-year-old parent Kay, who lives with the family, is besides vaccinated and has received a booster changeable but that helium has reservations erstwhile it comes to vaccinations and children.

“Right now, I’m not vaccinating [my young children], I’ll archer you that,” helium said.

“I couldn’t mandate having to vaccinate the younger kids. I inactive privation to find retired much information,” helium continued. “There’s gonna travel a time, though—and determination has already successful these past 2 years, obviously—there’ll travel a clip wherever you’re gonna person to rotation the dice 1 mode oregon the different and go, wherever are the numbers successful my favor? I’m vaccinated. Wife’s vaccinated. … We’re implicit present conscionable trying to unrecorded arsenic steadfast a manner arsenic possible, but I couldn’t mandate it for kids conscionable yet.”

An mean of 300,000 shots of Pfizer person been administered to children aged between 5 and 11 successful the United States wrong the last 7 days, and 700,000 of the kids are scheduled to get a changeable astatine pharmacies successful the coming days, the White House said Wednesday.

There are astir 28 cardinal children betwixt 5 and 11 successful America and the vaccine is besides being administered astatine schools, malls, clinics, children’s hospitals, and doctor’s offices.

While the Biden medication has been pushing to vaccinate children with kid-sized doses, which are one-third the magnitude of the mean shot, immoderate experts who reason them accidental kids are astatine small hazard of terrible illness erstwhile they declaration COVID-19.

Separately, Director Rochelle Walensky told reporters Wednesday that parents person been “breathing a suspiration of relief” aft the jab was expanded to the property group.

“While children stay much resilient than adults to this virus, they inactive stay astatine risk. And with the assistance of vaccines, we tin forestall COVID-19 and galore different diseases that were erstwhile fatal,” Walensky said.

Zachary Stieber contributed to this report.

Katabella Roberts


Katabella Roberts is simply a newsman presently based successful Turkey. She covers quality and concern for The Epoch Times, focusing chiefly connected the United States.

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