Actor Matthew McConaughey isn’t saying “all right all right all right” to the COVID-19 vaccine for his children ― and that’s not OK with the U.S. surgeon general.

The “Dallas Buyers Club” Oscar winner, who has promoted the country’s inoculation effort and said he’s vaccinated, said Tuesday that he’s against vaccine mandates for youngsters and won’t be getting the shots for his three school-age kids. (Watch the video.)

“Right now I’m not vaccinating mine, I’ll tell you that,” McConaughey told New York Times columnist Andrew Ross Sorkin at the newspaper’s DealBook summit.

“I couldn’t mandate having to vaccinate the younger kids. I still want to find out more information,” he added.

Food and Drug Administration approved the Pfizer vaccineMcConaughey has time to explain his rationale as he contemplates running for Texas governor. Greg Abbott.

The “Interstellar” star made clear that his hesitancy was not due to conspiracy theories. According to him, his family is slow at getting vaccines. His 90-year-old mother who has been immunocompromised for over 90 years lives in the home and tests often for the coronavirus.

Asked directly about McConaughey’s comments on CNNU.S. Dr. Vivek Murthy, the surgeon general, responded.

“This is an opportunity to protect our kids,” Murthy told anchor Erin Burnett.

Murthy stated that it is okay to ask questions, and get credible answers from qualified people. But he emphasized that “Covid is not harmless in our children.”

“Many kids have died. Sadly, hundreds of children ― thousands ― have been hospitalized,” he continued. “And as a dad of a child who has been hospitalized several years ago for another illness, I would never wish upon any parent they have a child that ends up in the hospital.”

Check out McConaughey’s vaccine remarks at 19:00:


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