Matthew McConaughey Has Not Given COVID Vaccine To His Children And Doesn’t Believe That Kids Should Be Mandated To Take it
Matthew McConaughey has stated that, while he has had his COVID-19 vaccination, he does not believe that his children should be required to do so.
Pfizer-coronavirus BioNTech’s vaccine was approved by the Food and Drug Administration for use in children aged 5 to 11 for emergency use last week.
McConaughey stated that he is not opposed to vaccines, but that he would oppose the practice of forcing them.
“I’m vaccinated. My wife’s vaccinated. I didn’t do it because someone told me I had to — [I] chose to do it,” According to Andrew Ross Sorkin of the New York Times.
“Do I think that there’s any kind of scam or conspiracy theory?” the Academy Award-winner asked. “Hell no. “We all got to get off that narrative. There’s not a conspiracy theory on the vaccines,” he said.
McConaughey, 52, said of his children. “I’ll tell you that right now, I’m not vaccinating mine.”
McConaughey, who has advocated for the use of face masks, told Sorkin that his family has “quarantined harder” than many of his friends and that they have been COVID-19 testing since the beginning of the epidemic last year, and that he has “heavy amount” of testing . However, he said, “I’m in a position though where I can do that, and I understand that not everyone can do that.”
The entertainer also had something to say on the controversial six-week abortion ban in Texas, which is now being challenged in the Supreme Court, describing it as “overly aggressive.”
“It doesn’t doesn’t seem to open up the room for a sensible choice to be made at the right time,” he added.
“I believe in this: more responsibility, more personal responsibility to make the right choices. And we got to pick context with each situation, and each person’s situation, each woman’s situation.”