Florida Governor Ron DeSantis said on Sunday that no American’s rights should be restricted over COVID-19 booster shots.
DeSantis made his remarks during an interview on Fox News’ “Sunday Morning Futures” with host Maria Bartiromo.
Bartiromo noted that the new notion of being “fully-vaccinated” might mean two shots plus a booster. The Fox News host also asked DeSantis if he had received a booster.
DeSantis said that he “did the normal shot” and that it’s “people’s individual decisions about what they want to do.”
The Republican governor also said no one’s rights should be restricted based on their decision about getting a booster shot.
Bartiromo asked, “Governor, we’re not even sure what fully-vaccinated means anymore. The other day, Dr. Fauci said, you know, we could be that fully vaccinated means three shots, which is two shots for the vaccination and then one booster shot.”
Fauci told CNN earlier this month that the definition of “fully vaccinated” changing was a “matter of when, not if.”
“Have you gotten the booster?” she queried.
DeSantis replied, “So, I’ve done whatever — I did the normal shot, and you know, that, at the end of the day, is people’s individual decisions about what they want to do.”
“But these boosters, in terms of — now Florida, we don’t, we banned vaccine passports; we won’t let them fire [you], even private businesses, over this because we don’t think that’s appropriate,” the governor said. “But one of the reasons why we took those steps is because we knew the definition of vaccination would be a shifting target. And I predicted this a month and a half ago, and people said that I was wrong, and now we’re starting to see it come to fruition.”
“So, there’s gonna be people who’ve done maybe two Pfizer shots who are not doing [the] booster, and they could be considered in certain parts of the country to be unvaccinated, and then denied the ability to participate in society like everybody else,” he added.
DeSantis finished, “It’s gone way, way too far, and that is a decision that people should make for themselves, but they should not have their rights, freedoms, or liberties restricted based on these boosters.”
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