Former US President Donald Trump has urged his Republican supporters to be vaccinated against Covid-19, saying he would recommend it.
Mr Trump's conservative fan base has been one of the main groups resistant to the vaccine programme.
"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."
"It's a great vaccine, it's a safe vaccine and it's something that works", he added.
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. But today in the TV interview, he said the vaccine was "safe" and "something that works".