Matthew McConaughey is still thinking is he should let his younger kids take the shot.
Matthew McConaughey has 3 children with his wife Camila Alves. He has a son, Levi, who is 13 years old, daughter Vida who is 11, and son Livingston who is 8 years old.
He was asked his thoughts on vaccines Tuesday during a live stream interview with the New York Times that was part of its DealBook Online Summit.
Matthew McConaughey Trusts The Science But Not Right Now
Matthew McConaughey asked if he could trust in the science. They just said that they would vaccinate kids now, without any explanation. He does not think that it is a kind of a scam or a conspiracy as he believes that the scientists are trying to do the right thing for them.
He is scared right now and will not be letting his children take the vaccine. Matthew McConaughey has been vaccinated along with his wife as they have a high-risk person at home, which is his mom, Kay McConaughey. She is 90 years old and is immunocompromised.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has recommended the shot for children 5-11.
During the live stream, interviewer Andrew Ross Sorkin pressed McConaughey on why he was waiting to decide whether his younger kids should roll up their sleeves.
Matthew McConaughey replied that people go slow on vaccinations just like before COVID. They had been quarantined harder than anyone of his friends and are still following the rules. He noted that they were doing a lot of testing and trying to do a lot of things outdoors, although he acknowledged that wasn’t possible for everyone.
At the end of the conversation, Sorkin noted that McConaughey’s team wanted to clarify that he had not been referring to the vaccine for children 12 and older, but had meant the vaccine for 5-to-11-year-olds, which got the go-ahead from the CDC on the 2nd of November.