Jennifer Aniston has explained her decision to cut ties with unvaccinated people from her inner circle.

The Friends star said she "lost a few people in my weekly routine who have refused or did not disclose" whether or not they had been vaccinated in an interview with InStyle magazine.

The remarks sparked backlash from some commentators, particularly from those who questioned why she is concerned if she herself has been fully vaccinated.

In response to one commentator, Aniston replied on her Instagram story: "Because if you have the variant, you are still able to give it to me. I may get slightly sick but I will not be admitted to a hospital and or die.

"BUT I CAN give it to someone else who does not have the vaccine and whose health is compromised (or has a previous existing condition) - and therefore I would put their lives at risk."

She added: "THAT is why I worry. We have to care about more than just ourselves here."

Aniston gave her opinion on the anti-vaccination movement in the interview, saying there is "still a large group of people who are anti-vaxxers or just don't listen to the facts," adding that it's "a real shame".

The Morning Show star continued that she believes it's everyone's "moral and professional obligation" to inform others of their vaccination status since "we're not all podded up and being tested every single day".

"It's tricky because everyone is entitled to their own opinion - but a lot of opinions don't feel based in anything except fear or propaganda", she added.

Aniston revealed she was fully vaccinated in May in a post to Instagram.

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She wrote: "Fully vaccinated and it feels soooo good. We are extremely lucky and privileged to have access to Covid-19 vaccines in the U.S. right now.

"Unfortunately, that's not the case everywhere... and as we know, the health of one of us affects all of us. Thinking about those who do not or will not have the opportunity to get vaccinated and hug their friends and family."

Aniston can next be seen in the second season of The Morning Show which is returning in September.

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