Tom Hanks and wife Rita Wilson will be waiting to get the coronavirus vaccine
The pair tested positive for Covid during a trip to Australia in March, when the pandemic was beginning to take hold around the world.
Appearing on Monday’s instalment of the Today show, Tom explained that the pair won’t be jumping the queue over the new vaccination, ensuring that those in need get it first.
‘We’ll be getting it long after everybody who truly needs to get it,’ the 64-year-old said as he recalled the ‘tough 10 days’ when he battled the illness.
‘But I think what’s much more important is the second half of the Covid-19 formula, that we didn’t give it to anybody.
‘Locking down, we’d wear masks and we still do, not just so that we don’t catch it but that you don’t give it to somebody.’
When asked if he was willing to receive the vaccine publicly, the Forrest Gump actor didn’t hesitate, stating he would.
Tom took to Instagram in March to reveal his coronavirus diagnosis, leaving fans and famous pals concerned over the update.
‘Hello, folks. @ritawilson and I are down here in Australia. We felt a bit tired, like we had colds, and some body aches,’ he penned at the time.
‘Rita had some chills that came and went. Slight fevers too. To play things right, as is needed in the world right now, we were tested for the Coronavirus, and were found to be positive.
‘Well, now. What to do next? The Medical Officials have protocols that must be followed.
‘We Hanks’ will be tested, observed, and isolated for as long as public health and safety requires.’
Rita recently confirmed that she still had antibodies from the illness, and is checked for hem every ‘couple of months’.
During a stint on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at the beginning of the month, she told the host: ‘They diminish as you get further away from your infection.
‘But they’re still there helping us out.’
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