Rita Wilson explains why she and husband Tom Hanks haven’t gotten the COVID-19 vaccine yet … a year after a positive test
They were among the first high-profile people to go public and revealed that they had tested positive for COVID-19.
And now, just over a year after they announced they had become ill with the virus, Tom Hanks and his wife Rita Wilson are still among the many millions who have not yet received vaccinations.
Wilson opened their vaccination status when she was Hoda Kotb’s surprise co-host on The Today Show on Friday, April 2.
Rita Wilson revealed that she and husband Tom Hanks have not yet received the COVID-19 vaccine while performing as a guest co-host on The Today show on Friday, April 2.
‘It has been so emotional. We haven’t gotten our vaccine yet, ”Wilson said when the topic of coronavirus came up.
“How about hearing this for the first time in your life,” You’re not old enough. ” It’s like, “OK, I’ll take that!” She added jokingly in a reference to the Hollywood Power couple who were both 64 years old.
The singer and actress then explained, “We are queuing up now because so many people have been vaccinated and they are opening up to the next tier.”
Pending Level: Wilson explained that she and Hanks, who are both 64, are not yet enough to get one of the coronavirus vaccinations
Wilson also shared her hopes for the future after receiving the vaccine.
“But yeah, even when we found out we had antibodies and that was extraordinary because you knew you had some protection, that’s what the vaccine helps people too,” she said.
‘To see people hugging each other for the first time in a year, grandparents hugging their grandchildren, people hugging their parents, there is no such thing. That is truly a gift. ‘
Last December, Hanks said he would get the vaccine publicly to convince more people it’s safe during a performance on Today.
“We’ll get it long after everyone really needs it,” The Forest Gump star said at the time.
Awaiting their turn: The couple has both vowed to get vaccinated as soon as their turn is around
Last month, Wilson reflected on her one-year anniversary diagnosis by posting a photo of the couple while they were quarantined in Australia.
‘A year ago today I played at the Sydney Opera House @sydneyoperahouse, the next day I started feeling very tired and sore, admitted to the hospital with Covid 19 two days later. I want to take a moment to say how grateful we are for our health, how grateful we are for the medical care we have received in Queensland, and that we share the grief of every person who has lost a loved one to this virus. ‘
She also wrote that she is “hopeful that so many can get the vaccine.”
One year later: Last month, Wilson shared a photo of himself and Hanks while they were quarantined in Australia on the occasion of a year since they made their diagnosis public
Hanks revealed that both he and his wife tested positive for COVID-19 on March 11, 2020, while filming the upcoming movie Elvis in Queensland, Australia. That was around the time the virus was considered a global pandemic.
The couple were admitted to Gold Coast University Hospital for care and were eventually released on March 16. They then went into quarantine for 11 days before returning to their Los Angeles home, where they were detained.
Hanks and Wilson both donated their blood antibodies for virus testing.