In light of the recent FDA approval of the Pfizer vaccine for children 5-11 years old, McConaughey told The Hill, that he was opposed to a mandate:
“I couldn’t mandate having to vaccinate the younger kids. I still want to find out more information.
I’m vaccinated. My wife’s vaccinated. I didn’t do it because someone told me I had to… I chose to do it. Do I think that there’s any kind of scam or conspiracy theory?
Hell no. We all got to get off that narrative. There’s not a conspiracy theory on the vaccines.”
But that doesn’t mean he’s ready to give it to his kids just yet.
“Right now I’m not vaccinating mine, I’ll tell you that.”
That sent the internet ablaze, however he wants to clarify exactly what he meant.
McConaughey and his wife are vaccinated, and he revealed on Instagram that his oldest son, 13-year-old Levi, is vaccinated as well. He said he believes it is should not be mandated to vaccinate kids between the ages five to 11.
He posted on his Instagram story, saying:
“I want to clarify something that has been making the rounds in the press about my answer in a NYT interview I did the other day.
When asked my opinion on the subject of the children and vaccination mandates I stated, ‘I couldn’t mandate it for kids just yet.’ What was not clear is that I was referring specifically to the 5-11 year old mandate.
What is NOT true, and insinuated with the click bait headlines since, is that I am against vaccinating kids at all. This is false. In fact, our eldest 13 year old son Levi is fully vaccinated for Covid 19.
I appreciate the ear and clarity, just keep livin’ -McConaughey.”