Matthew McConaughey Admits That He’s Against Mandating his Children Getting Vaccinated for COVID-19

The actor, however, has received his shots

Interstellar star Matthew McConaughey has spoken about mandating vaccines for his children.

When a disease breaks out, it is common for society to be divided when it comes to choosing countermeasures. They are termed ‘anti-vaxxers’ and are often trolled for all the reasons they give for not choosing to vaccinate themselves or their children. Right now, the adults have mostly taken their shots of the coronavirus vaccine, and it is slowly being available for children. However, this prompted questions on whether it should be mandated for them. One such personality is Matthew McConaughey.

McConaughey’s stance

Matthew McConaughey
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It is to be noted that Matthew McConaughey is not an anti-vaxxer. He himself had received his shots. However, he is expressing his hesitation on getting his children vaccinated.

He said that he wanted to get more information on the vaccines before getting his children to take the shots. He added that right now, he will not be vaccinating his children. The actor also wanted the public to know that there were no conspiracy theories behind the vaccines.

The actor once again specified that he just wants more information on the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine. Both he and his wife were vaccinated, as his 90-year-old mother is immunocompromised.

Making sensible choices

Matthew and family
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Now, it is true that the vaccine had worked on tens of thousand people before being produced for the mass public. However, it wasn’t able to deter the virus completely as many tested positive after receiving the shots. Moreover, people’s fears have grown less since the outbreak, with many quarantining at home instead of running to the hospital in case they tested positive. But still, it is a better decision to get vaccinated, especially if you’re staying with elderly people or people with a weak immunity.

Meanwhile, Matthew McConaughey is also thinking of running for the office of governor of Texas.