Journalist and podcaster Megyn Kelly said she regrets getting the COVID vaccine and additional booster shots after she recently “tested positive for an autoimmune issue.”
Kelly, 52, has long been outspoken about her opposition to vaccine requirements for children, but she decided it would be best to get the shot herself.
The conservative commentator said Wednesday that she realized it was a mistake to get the COVID shots after talking to her doctor when she tested positive for an autoimmune issue at her annual physical.
“I regret getting the vaccine even though I am a 52-year-old woman because I don’t think I needed it,” Kelly said. “I think I would have been fine. I’ve gotten COVID many times and it was well past when the vaccine was doing what it was supposed to be doing.”
“I went to the best Rheumatologist in New York, and I asked her, do you think this could have to do with the fact that I got the damn booster and then got COVID within three weeks? And she said ‘yes.’ Yes,” Kelly continued. “I wasn’t the only one she’d seen that with.”
In October 2022, Kelly was criticized for spreading “anti-vax lies” after she tweeted that children were “dying” from myocarditis and “other injuries” after getting vaccinated against COVID. In the tweet, Kelly went on to slam the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for adding the COVID vaccine to the children’s vaccination schedule.
“HOW DARE THE CDC ADD THIS TO ITS LIST OF SCHOOL VACCINATIONS? Don’t listen,” Kelly warned last year. “Be very careful w/ your teenage boys in [particular] but girls too. These are not honest brokers. This is dangerous!”
The former Fox News host said last year that she initially believed the vaccine “was a miracle,” but she was “upset” by government overreach and wanted more information about any health risks associated with getting the COVID vaccine.
“The vaccines and the information about the damage that the vaccines are doing versus their efficacy is dark,” Kelly said. “Why is it being buried? Why can’t we talk about it?”
“You can’t trust the American health services; they have only one mission, which is to push their vaccines on us,” she added.
The federal government continues encouraging Americans to get the vaccine and additional boosters. President Joe Biden said last month that he would ask Congress for additional funding for developing a new COVID vaccine.
“It will likely be recommended that everybody get it no matter whether they’ve gotten it before or not,” the president said.