Amanda Kloots has responded to fans of social media who took the opportunity for the fitness professional to be vaccinated after her husband, Nick Cordero, died last summer.
The daily talk show personality, 38, shared a photo of himself who received the COVID-19 vaccine on Friday night, upsetting many fans, as only important workers and residents over the age of 65 are allowed to take the vaccine in Los Angeles on this time.
“Can you explain why you got the vaccine in front of 65-year-olds and first responders here in LA who can’t get it yet,” asked one supporter, as another wrote, “questioning heads want to know how you got your vaccine while those who worked in schools still can̵
Kloots changed the caption to address those who asked how she received the vaccine, and asked fans not to be ashamed of her for trying to protect herself after her husband Cordero, who died in July 2020, passed away due to coronavirus complications.
“I went to a website and waited in my car until all the appointments were over in the hope that they had some extra vaccines,” she explained. “I was fully prepared to be rejected, but they said they had enough tonight for everyone to wait. I can not tell you how emotional I was and still am right now. ”
She added: “I have been terrified since Nick left, as a single mother to get this virus, and now I am one step closer.”
She also addressed the setback via her Instagram stories and said: “First and foremost, vaccination should not be done. Everyone should get this vaccine, and everyone who gets it, we should celebrate that another person has received the vaccine.
“I knew I could possibly be rejected,” she continued, “but I drove [there], and I waited in line hoping that at the end of the day, at the end of the appointment, they might have extra vaccines that would otherwise be thrown out, ”she said, tearful. “And instead of being thrown out, they were put in an arm … an arm of a surviving single mother who deserves to have an extra vaccine that would have been thrown in the trash.
“So, sorry I’m getting a little emotional, but this was a very emotional experience for me. I was fine to be rejected tonight if that was the case. I was actually prepared to be rejected. I gave it a shot, and luckily the shot worked, and they had accessibility, and they were happy to have people there and waited with willing arms. And I was happy to be one of the willing arms. ”