Martha Stewart announced Monday she received the COVID-19 vaccine, documenting the moment on social media.
“I was vaccinated today in a designated vaccine pod near the Martha Stewart Center for Living at Mount Sinai Downtown,” the 79-year-old posted to Instagram of the Manhattan hospital.
“I am so proud of and grateful to the doctors, nurses and medical staff who are wading through the red tape and confusion of the distribution of these very important vaccines,” she continued.
In the post, Stewart is seen wearing a black face mask as a medical practitioner administers the shot.
The lifestyle guru also assured critics she did not receive special privileges in the process.
“To allay your concerns that I jumped the line know that I am in the approved age group for this batch of vaccines and I waited in line with others,” Stewart said.
On Monday, coronavirus vaccines became available in New York to teachers, cops, and the elderly. A signup program for those 75 and older was previously announced in early January.
Stewart said Monday the doctors informed her “10,000 applications were received by Mount Sinai right after the state released this batch of vaccines.”
“Here’s to the advancement of science and a heartfelt thanks to those working on the vaccines. We are all hoping for an end to this pandemic,” she added.
In addition to Stewart, Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip recently received the COVID-19 vaccine. On Saturday, it was reported that Ken Todd, Lisa Vanderpump’s husband, had also gotten vaccinated.
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