Michelle Obama said Monday that her new rule for people visiting with her family is they have to be vaccinated against COVID-19.
“You wanna hang out with us? Get your vaccine,” the former first lady told Gayle King during a wide-ranging interview on “CBS This Morning.”
“Get all of it. Finish it up. And then we can talk,” she said. “So I urge everybody out there, within the sound of our voices, please, please get the vaccine. It’s time.”
Mrs. Obama, who got the vaccine in March, said people who are wary of getting the vaccine should trust the science.
“All I can say is that I have tried to live a life where I don’t lie to people,” she said. “And the science behind a vaccine is the same science that’s behind aspirin and insulin.”
Mrs. Obama posted a photo of herself getting vaccinated on March 11 and urged others to do the same, tweeting at the time: “When you can get the COVID-19 vaccine, I hope you do—Barack and I are certainly glad we did. It’s our best shot at beating this virus, looking out for one another, and getting back to some of the things we miss. Getting vaccinated will save lives—and that life could be yours.”