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Rita Wilson Explains Why She & Tom Hanks Haven't Been Vaccinated Yet

Rita Wilson Explains Why She & Tom Hanks Haven't Been Vaccinated Yet

Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson were two of the first famous people to publicly reveal that they had tested positive for COVID-19, but they still aren’t among the millions of people to receive the vaccine.

Rita is opening up about why she and Tom haven’t been vaccinated yet.

Click inside to find out what she said…

“It’s been so emotional. We haven’t gotten our vaccine yet. How about hearing this for the first time in your life: ‘You’re not old enough.’ It’s like, ‘OK, I’ll take that!’” Rita said while co-hosting The Today Show on Friday (April 2).

She added, “But we are in line now because so many people are vaccinated and they’re opening up to the next tier.”

For those that don’t know, they are both 64-years-old. Rita also opened up about her hopes for the future after getting the vaccine.

“But, yes, even when we found out we had antibodies and that was extraordinary because you knew you had some protection, that’s what the vaccine is also helping people,” she said. “To witness people hugging each other for the first time in a year, grandparents hugging their grandchildren, people hugging their parents, there’s nothing like that. That is truly a gift.”

Last month, Rita wrote a post to reflect on her diagnosis, one year later.

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