Former US President Donald Trump has urged his Republican supporters to be vaccinated against Covid-19, saying he would recommend it.
In a TV interview, he said the vaccine was “safe” and “something that works”.
Mr Trump’s conservative fan base has been one of the main groups resistant to the vaccine programme.
The former president himself was criticised during his time in office for playing down the seriousness of the pandemic.
As the vaccination programme has been rolled out across the US, all other living ex-presidents have spoken out, urging Americans to get the jab.
However, Mr Trump has remained largely quiet on the subject.
He and his wife, Melania, were vaccinated at the White House in secret in January.
“I would recommend it,” Mr Trump said during an interview on Fox News Primetime on Tuesday.
“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.”