Mr. T, the iconic actor who played the legendary role of B.A. Baracus in the classic 1980’s TV series “The A-Team,” issued a tweet on Wednesday announcing that he has received his second Moderna COVID-19 vaccine booster shot.
He also said that he plans to keep masking up and distancing.
“I just received my 2nd Moderna booster vaccine, and I feel good! I am still going to wear my mask and keep my distance because the virus ain’t over, Fool! Grrr,” Mr. T declared in the post.
Many on Twitter expressed approval in response to the celebrity’s tweet.
“I nominate @MrT as the next @CDCgov communications director,” tweeted Eric Feigl-Ding, whose bio describe him as an “Epidemiologist & health economist.”
“I’m so happy that Mr. T is pro vaccine and still Anti Fool,” someone else tweeted.
But not everyone shared positive sentiments about Mr. T’s tweet.
“Twitter: Where your badass childhood hero becomes a mask wearing, social distancing, vaccinated virtue signaler,” one tweet said.
“It’s a free country. Do what you gotta do. I’m a little disappointed in you, but I’ll get over it,” another tweet declared.
Some Americans have declined to get vaccinated against COVID-19.
And some individuals who have gotten vaccinated and boosted have still tested positive for the illness.
“Today, CDC expanded eligibility for an additional booster dose for certain individuals who may be at higher risk of severe outcomes from COVID-19,” CDC director Rochelle Walensky said in a statement last week.
“Boosters are safe, and people over the age of 50 can now get an additional booster 4 months after their prior dose to increase their protection further. This is especially important for those 65 and older and those 50 and older with underlying medical conditions that increase their risk for severe disease from COVID-19 as they are the most likely to benefit from receiving an additional booster dose at this time. CDC, in collaboration with FDA and our public health partners, will continue to evaluate the need for additional booster doses for all Americans,” Walensky added.