Choosing whether or not to get the COVID-19 vaccine and subsequent boosters was a very personal and difficult decision for many Americans.
Megyn has shared in the past that she is vaccinated, but, during an interview with journalist David Zweig on Wednesday’s Megyn Kelly Show, she was candid about why she may not have made the same decision for herself today.
Despite the fact that her age may have put her in a certain risk category, Megyn said she does not believe the shot was necessary. “I do regret getting the vaccine – even though I’m a 52-year-old woman – because I don’t think I needed it,” she shared. “I think I would have been fine.”
As she explained, she contracted COVID-19 “many times” anyway and also developed a secondary health concern that may be related to the vaccine. “For the first time, I tested positive for an autoimmune issue at my annual physical,” Megyn shared.
In the aftermath of the diagnosis, Megyn said she consulted with a top rheumatologist in New York City and asked whether or not her condition could be related to her immunization history. “I said, ‘Do you think this could have to do with the fact that I got the damn booster and then got COVID within three weeks,’” she recalled asking. “And she said, ‘Yes.’ I wasn’t the only one she’d seen with it.”
You can check out Megyn’s full interview with Zweig by tuning in to episode 621 on YouTube, Apple Podcasts, or wherever you like to listen. And don’t forget that you can catch The Megyn Kelly Show live on SiriusXM’s Triumph (channel 111) weekdays from 12pm to 2pm ET.