A member of President Trump's evangelical executive advisory board said "Jesus himself gave us the flu shot," adding that his believers are "redeemed ... from the curse of flu."
"We don't have a flu season and don't receive it when somebody threatens you with 'everybody's getting the flu,' " Gloria Copeland - who co-founded the Kenneth Copeland Ministries in Texas with her husband - said in a video clip posted online by Right Wing Watch, HuffPost reported.
"We've already had our shot: He bore our sicknesses and carried our diseases. That's what we stand on. And by his stripes, we were healed."
She said she is praying for every person who has symptoms of the flu.
"I'm asking you lord, by your supernatural power, to heal them now from the top of their head to the soles of their feet ... Jesus himself gave us the flu shot. He redeemed us from the curse of flu," she said.
"And we receive it, and we take it, and we are healed by his stripes."
She again added "by his stripes, we were healed."
"If you said, 'Well I don't have any symptoms of the flu.' Well great, that's the way it's supposed to be," she said.
"Just keep saying that: "I'll never have the flu. I'll never have the flu.' Put words, inoculate yourself with the word of God. He himself bore my sicknesses, carried my diseases, and by his stripes I was healed. I am healed."