Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis have shared that they’re keenly awaiting the day they can get their kids can receive the COVID-19 vaccine.
In an interview with PEOPLE magazine, the couple opened up about wanting to protect their kids from COVID-19, and also protecting their peers. “Who wants to be the parents that give their kid COVID and then gets their kid’s school shut down?” Ashton Kutcher shared.
While vaccines are available for children over 12 at the moment, the couple’s 4-year-old son, Dimitri Portwood, and 6-year-old daughter, Wyatt Isabelle are still too young to receive any of the available vaccines. Ashton and Mila have revealed they were both vaccinated back in April.
They spoke to PEOPLE last Tuesday at an event in Los Angeles, “That’s what we were talking about. Yeah, it is [weird], because every day you’re like, ‘I hear it’s going to be approved by X date,’ and then it gets pushed and it gets pushed, and you hope that it’s getting pushed for the right reasons and not just because someone wants to put their name on it,” Mila said.
Kutcher added, “And who wants to be the parents that give their kid COVID and then gets their kid’s school shut down and keeps kids from being educated because they didn’t get vaccinated because the kid couldn’t get vaccinated.”
“Even if you are vaccinated you still can get COVID and give it to your kid, and they can still get very sick and get the entire school shut down,” he shared, “Who wants to be that person? Nobody.”
The family experienced lockdown together, like many families around the world. Kutcher shared how they got through the long days, “We actually kind of tried to just celebrate the fact that our kids are young and they still want to hang out with us and we got to be with them all day,” he says. “I think the whole thing was scary, but we talked about it a lot. Our kids are still pretty young and our son is going to be 5 and he’s probably known more of life in a mask than not in a mask. So for him and our daughter as well, it’s just a lesson in resilience.”
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