Steve Martin Says Experience of Receiving COVID-19 Vaccine Was 'Smooth as Silk': 'Thank You Science'
"Right now, I’m having no fide resects," Steve Martin joked on Twitter of getting his coronavirus vaccine
In a series of tweets posted Sunday, the actor and comedian jokingly shared the "good news" and "bad news," writing, "I just got vaccinated! Bad news: I got it because I'm 75. Ha!"
"The operation in NYC was smooth as silk (sorry about the cliché @BCDreyer!) and hosted to perfection by the US Army and National Guard," Martin continued in his first tweet. "Thank you all, and thank you science."
In response to one user who asked how he got the vaccine, the Planes, Trains, and Automobiles star said, "I signed up ON line through an NYC dot gov website (sorry I don't have the exact site), and waited IN line at the Javits Center."
Leveraging his signature humor in a third tweet, Martin said of his lack of reaction after receiving the vaccine, "Right now, I'm having no fide resects."
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Dench, 86, shared in an interview with the BBC News that she has had one shot of the vaccine and will get the booster dose in several weeks.
"I had one a week ago so I think my next is something like 11 weeks' time, that's a great start!" she said, according to the Daily Mail. (The United Kingdom became the first Western country to roll out the vaccine in December.)
On Jan. 11, Stewart, 79, shared a video of herself getting the vaccine at the Martha Stewart Center for Living in New York City, assuring the public that she "waited in line with the others" and did not "[jump] the line."
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New Yorkers flocked to Brooklyn Army Terminal in the borough's Sunset Park neighborhood on Thursday night after a fake WhatsApp message went out earlier that afternoon promising vaccine doses to anyone in the area.
While the anonymous message was wrong, the distribution site was inundated with walk-ins as a result, creating confusion among people who had actual appointments.
"There is NOT available vaccine for people without appointments. This was misinformation and the notification did not come from the NYC gov," Bill Neidhardt, press secretary for Mayor Bill de Blasio, posted on Twitter.
Currently, health-care workers, nursing-home residents, teachers, school staff, first responders, public-transit workers, public-safety workers and people over 65 are eligible for the vaccine in New York City. But even for those groups, getting an appointment has been difficult due to demand and issues with the website.
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