Martha Stewart receives COVID vaccine, tells fans she 'waited in line with others'


Television personality and lifestyle guru Martha Stewart has gotten the COVID-19 vaccine.

Stewart, 79, proudly shared a video on Instagram just before receiving the shot in a doctor's office. Stewart wore a black mask in the quick video, and is getting her arm cleaned by a nurse who is holding the vaccine in the other hand.

“I was vaccinated today in a designated vaccine pod near the Martha Stewart Center for Living at Mount Sinai Downtown,” Stewart told her 1.2 million Instagram followers.

“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. I am excited to have received my dosage and look forward to the booster.”

Since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, Stewart has been quarantined at her farm in Bedford, New York, where she has lived for 17 years, according to TODAY.

“The doctors told me 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,” she said.

Stewart has been sharing regular updates throughout her quarantine experience through her new show, “Martha Knows Best,” which premiered last year on HGTV.

In addition to thanking the hospital staff and those who worked on the vaccine, Stewart sent fans a positive message for 2021.

“We are all hoping for an end to this pandemic. To all [of] 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,” she ended the caption of the video of herself receiving the vaccine.

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