At the recent New York Times DealBook online summit, Matthew McConaughey spoke about one of the most pressing topics, namely, vaccination against coronavirus. McConaughey said he did not consider it necessary to vaccinate children against the Covid-19. The actor noted that he and his wife Camila Alves are fully vaccinated, but they are in no hurry to vaccinate the “younger children” 11 y.o Vida and 8 y.o. Livingston.
“I’ve been vaccinated, My wife’s been vaccinated. We have a high-risk person in our household, my mother, who’s 90 and she’s immune-compromised. … We go slow on vaccinations anyway, even before COVID. ”
“I couldn’t mandate having to vaccinate the younger kids. I still want to find out more information, but I couldn’t mandate – forget just yet, no, ” Matthew stated.
Dr. Vivek Murthy has already commented on the opinion of the Hollywood actor on the vaccination for children. The doctor stated that vaccination is quite safe for young children, and the doctor supports vaccination among children.
“… vaccines have shown in these trials for children 5 through 11 they are more [than] 90 percent effective in protecting our kids from symptomatic infection, and they are remarkably safe as well.” Dr. Vivek Murthy said.
Later, the actor posted an Instagram Stories, where he explained his words in an interview in more detail, writing that he does not oppose the vaccination for children while confirming that his eldest son Levi Alves, who is 13, is fully vaccinated.