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Steve Martin Had A Pretty Great Response To Getting Vaccinated

The rollout of the COVID-19 vaccine has been disastrous so far, especially in New York City, formerly one of the hotspots for the highly contagious virus. But some have been lucky. One of them is Steve Martin, who has provided much-needed humor during this difficult time (and who will be back on TV sometime soon). Upon receiving his first dose, he decided some light self-deprecation was in order.

“Good news/Bad news. Good news: I just got vaccinated! Bad news: I got it because I’m 75. Ha!” Martin tweeted. Though it’s been a bear actually getting the vaccines out to the public, he did praise the operation at the Javits Center in New York was “smooth as silk” and “hosted to perfection by the US Army and National Guard.” He added, “Thank you all, and thank you science.”

When Martin was asked how he got the vaccine, he said that it wasn’t because he’s Steve Martin. Instead, he signed up on the city government’s website then “waited IN line,” just like everyone else (or everyone else who is elligible).

He also joked about some people’s baseless fears of side effects.

According to New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo’s site, those New Yorkers currently eligible for the vaccination include “individuals 75 and older, first responders, public safety officers, teachers and other school staff; in-person college instructors, childcare workers, public-facing grocery store workers, transit workers and individuals living and working in homeless shelters.” If you fall under those categories, please sign up for vaccination posthaste.

(Via Deadline)

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