Sen. Rand Paul: ‘I Wouldn’t Vaccinate My Children’

Kentucky Senators Mitch McConnell, left, and Rand Paul address reporters following their appearance at the Kentucky Country Ham Breakfast, Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013 at the Kentucky State Fairgrounds in Louisville, Ky. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)
  • Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) in a Thursday interview on The Hill’s Rising said he wouldn’t vaccinate his own children for COVID-19 out of concerns about the risk of heart inflammation.
  • Paul, a vocal critic of pandemic policies who frequently battled with former White House adviser Anthony Fauci during the Trump and Biden administrations, said the risk of myocarditis — heart inflammation — is greater than the manufacturers of vaccines have said.
  • He also argued the vaccine carries an unnecessary risk for young people.