Ivanka Trump Shares Picture Getting COVID-19 Vaccine, Breaking Long Social Media Silence

April 15, 2021 Updated: April 15, 2021

Ivanka Trump, the eldest daughter of former President Donald Trump, shared a picture on social media as she got her first vaccine against COVID-19.

The 39-year-old former first daughter broke an almost three-month silence with Wednesday’s picture. She hasn’t shared anything since she and her family relocated to Florida after her father left office in January.

“Today, I got the shot!!! I hope that you do too!” Trump wrote on Wednesday alongside a picture of her getting the shot. “Thank you Nurse Torres!!!” she added.

Trump told The Associated Press that in order to beat the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus, as well as protect ourselves and others—getting vaccinated is the best way.

“Getting vaccinated is our best way to beat this virus and protect ourselves and others,” she wrote.

COVID-19 is caused by the CCP virus, commonly referred to as the novel coronavirus, which originated in China in late 2019.

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Two people familiar with Ivanka Trump’s plans told AP she was eligible to get vaccinated along with other White House staff when she worked as a senior adviser, but that she chose to wait.

She reportedly received the Pfizer vaccine in Florida, where individuals age 16 and older are eligible to be vaccinated.

Trump’s decision to share a picture of her getting inoculated against COVID-19 prompted many of her followers to comment, with most saying that getting a vaccine against the CCP virus is not necessary.

“Because of the 99.8 percent survival rate of a virus they’ve never identified? Anthony Fauci and Andrew Cuomo would be proud,” one comment reads.

“You’re joking right?” another follower wrote—other people simply wrote, “why?” “never,” or “no thanks.”

Trump’s father and his wife, Melania Trump, received the COVID-19 vaccines at the White House in January, a source confirmed to The Epoch Times in early March.

It’s not clear whether the Trumps got shots produced by Moderna or Pfizer. Those were the only two authorized vaccines in the United States back then.

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President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania make their way to board Marine One before departing from the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 20, 2021. (Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images)

President Trump said in a statement in mid-March that he advises Americans to get a vaccine against the CCP virus while noting that everyone in the United States has freedoms and “we have to live by that, and I agree with that also.”

“It’s a great vaccine. It’s a safe vaccine, and it’s something that works. And we’ve been working round the clock. And what I got the FDA to do—this would have happened in many, many years from now if I didn’t get involved, and if we did get involved,” Trump said. “I wouldn’t say the FDA loves me, but I pushed them very, very hard, harder than they’ve ever been pushed. And a number of the people in the FDA admitted that and at the end, they were very happy.”

Top officials have called on the former president to encourage supporters to get vaccinated against the virus, noting he remains extremely popular among Republican voters.

“He’s such a strongly popular person, I can’t imagine that if he comes out, that they would not get vaccinated. It would be very helpful for the effort for that to happen. I’m very surprised by the number of Republicans who say they won’t get vaccinated. I don’t understand where that’s coming from. This is not a political issue, it is a public health issue,” Dr. Fauci, the longtime director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and a top adviser to President Joe Biden, said during a recent TV appearance.

Fauci was referring to a recent poll that saw 47 percent of respondents who identified as Trump supporters say they did not want to get a COVID-19 vaccine.

Zachary Stieber contributed to this report.

From NTD News