Matthew McConaughey says that although he received his COVID-19 shot, he is against requiring his children to be vaccinated.
“I couldn’t force it to vaccinate the younger kids. I still want to know more information,” the Interstellar actor said on Tuesday, when asked at The New York Times’ DealBook summit about his stance on vaccinations. in children and whether he them.
The Food and Drug Administration last week approved Pfizer-BioNTech’s coronavirus vaccine for emergency use in children ages 5 to 11.
McConaughey, who has repeatedly suggested a possible campaign against the Texas government. Greg AbbottGreg AbbottTravis Scott covers funeral costs in deadly concert Criminal investigation launched into Houston festival deaths Travis Scott charged with ‘preventable tragedy’ at Houston festival MORE (R), indicated that he was not against vaccinations, but against making them mandatory.
“I’m vaccinated. My wife is vaccinated. I didn’t do it because someone told me I had to – [I] chose to do it,” he told Andrew Ross Sorkin of the Times.
“Do I think there is any kind of scam or conspiracy theory?” asked the Academy Award winner. “Not really.”
“We all need to get rid of that story. There’s no conspiracy theory about the vaccines,” he said.
But McConaughey, 52, added of his children, “Right now I’m not vaccinating mine, I’ll tell you.”
McConaughey, who has been a supporter of face masks, said he’s been “quarantine harder” than his friends since the start of the pandemic last year, telling Sorkin his family is relying on a “heavy amount” of COVID-19. tests.
“However, I am in a position where I can do that, and I understand that not everyone can,” he said.
The artist also weighed in on the Lone Star State’s controversial six-week abortion ban, which faces a challenge from the Supreme Court, calling it “overly aggressive.”
“It doesn’t seem to open up the space for a sensible choice to be made at the right time,” he said.
“I believe in this: more responsibility, more personal responsibility to make the right choices. And we have to choose the context for each situation, and each person’s situation, each woman’s situation.”