Fox News host Sean HannitySean Patrick HannityGraham says Brazilian immigrants arriving at border 'wearing designer clothes and Gucci bags' Judge: Request for Tucker Carlson personnel files is 'intrusive' Pence treads carefully with Trump MORE on Monday made an appeal for viewers to get vaccinated against COVID-19.
"Please take COVID seriously, I can't say it enough. Enough people have died. We don't need any more deaths," Hannity said on his prime-time show. "Research like crazy, talk to your doctor, your doctors, medical professionals you trust based on your unique medical history, your current medical condition, and you and your doctor make a very important decision for your own safety. Take it seriously."
Hannity also stressed the importance of "medical privacy" and "doctor-patient confidentiality."
"I believe in science, I believe in the science of vaccination," he added.
SEAN HANNITY: "Please take Covid seriously. I can't say it enough. Enough people have died. We don't need any more death. Research like crazy. Talk to your doctor... I believe in science. I believe in the science of vaccination." pic.twitter.com/tOi5ebpqSf— Sahil Kapur (@sahilkapur) July 20, 2021
Fox News figures have come under immense criticism recently over comments about coronavirus-related restrictions, lockdowns, mask mandates, vaccines and the pandemic overall.
Fellow Fox New hosts Steve Doocy and Bill Hemmer also made statements in support of vaccinations on Monday.
The New York Times published a piece last week going over the statements prime-time hosts Tucker CarlsonTucker CarlsonButtigieg hits back after parental leave criticism: 'Really strange' The Hill's 12:30 Report - Presented by The Conference of Presidents of Major Italian American Organizations - US opens to vaccinated visitors as FDA panel discusses boosters Tucker Carlson mocks Buttigieg over paternity leave MORE and Laura IngrahamLaura Anne Ingraham90 percent of full-time Fox Corp. employees say they're fully vaccinated: executive Texas lt. governor faces backlash after claiming unvaccinated African Americans responsible for COVID-19 surge Fox News requires employees to provide vaccination status MORE have made that have been "at odds with the recommendations of health experts" in regards to vaccines.
Monday's appeals for vaccinations come as new COVID-19 cases in the U.S. have recently begun to rise again and the more infectious delta variant continues to spread throughout the country. The variant has now become the dominant strain at a time when vaccination rates are leveling off.
More than 99 percent of recent COVID-19 cases have been among unvaccinated individuals, according to health officials.