During an interview, Trump said he probably won’t get a booster shot for COVID.
Former President Trump said he “probably won’t” get a third shot of the COVID-19 vaccine if several health regulators agree to authorize it for use among most Americans.
Trump told The Wall Street Journal in an interview published Friday, “I feel like I’m in good shape from that standpoint-I probably won’t.”
“I’ll look at stuff later on,” he added. “I’m not against it, but it’s probably not for me.”
During a separate interview, Trump said that he thought the booster shots looked like a “money-making operation.”
Both Trump and former first lady Melania Trump received their COVID-19 shots in January. During a rally in Alabama in August, Trump recommended that people get vaccinated, which was briefly met with boos.
“You know what? I believe totally in your freedoms. I do. You’ve got to do what you have to do. But I recommend, take the vaccines. I did it. It’s good. Take the vaccines,” Trump said during the rally in Cullman, Ala., which had declared a state of emergency related to COVID-19 only a few days before.
"It sounds like a money-making operation for Pfizer" — Trump downplays importance of booster shots medical experts say are necessary to continue to be protected against Covid (note complete lack of pushback from Maria Bartiromo) pic.twitter.com/zJSSawxvsT
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) August 18, 2021