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Former President Donald Trump is speaking to his supporters, telling them that he recommends getting the COVID-19 vaccine.

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“I would recommend it and I would recommend it to a lot of people that don’t want to get it, and a lot of those people voted for me, frankly,” Trump said Tuesday on Fox News.

He added, “We have our freedoms and we have to live by that and I agree with that also. But it is a great vaccine. It is a safe vaccine and it is something that works,” CNN reported.

It was announced earlier this month that both Trump and former first lady Melania Trump received the vaccines in private before the former president left office, The Washington Post reported. They had both tested positive for the virus last fall.

They are also absent from a recent public service announcement that features the other four past presidents and first ladies promoting getting vaccinated, The Wall Street Journal reported.

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This isn’t the first time Trump has told his followers to get vaccinated. At the Conservative Political Action Conference held in Florida at the end of February, Trump told the crowd, “Everybody, go get your shot,” the Post reported.

A recent poll conducted by CBS News showed that 33% of Republicans would not get the vaccine. Only 10% of Democrats said the same thing while 23% of independents said they would not get the shot. A poll conducted by NPR, PBS NewsHour and Marist said 49% of Republican men said they would not get vaccinated against the coronavirus while 47% of Trump supporters said they have declined getting inoculated.

One woman who has already recovered from the virus told The Associated Press, “The way I feel about it is; I don’t need the vaccine at this point.” Laura Biggs, who said she voted for Trump, added, “And I’m not going to get the vaccine until it is well established.”

The AP conducted a poll with NORC Center for Public Affairs Research which found similar results as the other polls that 42% of Republicans probably or definitely won’t get the shot compared to 17% of Democrats.

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