During his appearance on Monday night, Hannity made a remark of talking directly to his audience about the coronavirus pandemic.
"I can't say it enough. Enough people have died. We don't need any more death. 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," he began.
"Take it seriously. You also have a right to medical privacy, doctor-patient confidentiality is also important. And it absolutely makes sense for many Americans to get vaccinated. I believe in science, I believe in the science of vaccination," Hannity ended.
In an accompanying tweet, Hannity repeated his request once again but would not go as far as to suggest people get vaccinated, noting that he was "NOT a doctor."
"I have been saying this repeatedly on radio and TV exactly the same way for some time. Like I supported masks early on. What I won't do is tell people what to do as I am NOT a Dr and I believe this decision must be made based on science, research, medical history...."
His request came in the middle of a section about some universities choosing to mandate all students be vaccinated against the coronavirus when they return to school next semester.
Hannity cited the case of a student who had an underlying health situation that could be worsened by the vaccine yet did not receive a medical exemption from the BYU Hawaii university she was attending.
On social media, there were some suspicious responses as to why the influential host abruptly made the direct appeal.
"Interesting, something changed today…it wasn’t an epiphany that he might be sickening and killing people, no…let’s see…the markets tanked today (Dow was down over 700) over fears of the COVID variant leading to another recession or even stagflation. Always FOLLOW THE MONEY," wrote one user online.
"Finally. And he is to be commended for changing his tune. Yes, it’s late, but he’s going to save a lot of lives," wrote Moses Kagan.
"Turns out killing your viewers might be bad business," tweeted Clue Heywood.
"1.5 years and hundreds of thousands of needless deaths too late," posted one follower.
"The stock market crashed over the news of covid spikes. These clowns are losing money. So, of course, they change their tune now," assumed another tweet.