Amanda Kloots, widow of Broadway actor Nick Cordero, gets Covid vaccine

'Do not vaccine-shame me,' she said after an Instagram post of her getting the Pfizer shot prompted some backlash.

2/20/2021 9:01:00 PM

Amanda Kloots, the widow of Broadway actor Nick Cordero — who died of complications from Covid-19 — received the first dose of the coronavirus vaccine. 'I cannot tell you how emotional I was and still am right now,' she said.

'Do not vaccine-shame me,' she said after an Instagram post of her getting the Pfizer shot prompted some backlash.

Kloots posted a photo Friday onInstagramof her getting the Pfizer shot."I went to a site and waited in my car until all appointments were over in hopes that they had any extra vaccines. I was fully prepared to be turned away, but they said they had enough tonight for everyone waiting," she captioned the image."I cannot tell you how emotional I was and still am right now."

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Kloots' husband, 41,died in July after a monthslong battle with the coronavirus. His wife said he had no known pre-existing conditions but developed an infection that caused two mini-strokes and septic shock.The Tony-nominated Broadway star was placed in a medically induced coma at Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles and had to have his right leg amputated.

Kloots, who is a co-host of"The Talk," said she was"terrified" after her husband's death of getting sick with the virus."Now I am one step closer," she wrote in her Instagram post.In Los Angeles, where Kloots received her shot, only essential workers and people over 65 are eligible to receive the vaccine. After her Instagram picture prompted some backlash, the fitness instructor explained that she had to wait in line to see if the clinic had extra shots available.

"So, sorry that I am getting a little emotional, but this was a very emotional experience for me. I was perfectly fine being turned away tonight if that was the case. I was actually prepared to be turned away. I was giving it a shot, and luckily the shot worked and they had availability and they were happy to have people there waiting with willing arms. And I was happy to be one of those willing arms," she said in an Instagram Story.

"So please, please do not vaccine-shame me on my photo after this day where I am so grateful to have this first step in getting vaccinated against this virus." Read more: NBC News »

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Why did she get it? I’m still waiting to get mine and I am in the group that should get it. She’s 65 or over? Should we put spouses ahead of the line if they lost their spouse to COVID and have children? Seriously asking. Rev9:21Neither repented they of their sorceries Rev18:2 For your merchants were the great men of the earth, for by their sorceries were all nations deceived 💉🌎💉🌍💉🌏 sorcery- pharmakeia, a drug a spell giving potion, a druggist, pharmacist or poisoner (strongs concordance)

Is she over 60 or a front line worker What the hell makes her special? It’s ridiculous she got it before people that actually need it. Vaccine gatekeeping is a thing now, apparently. She’s fortunate to live in a place where leftover vaccines are given out to anyone waiting for them. It’s a flawed system but why is everyone screaming at a woman who got one along with dozens of others waiting for an overflow.

She is a little young to be getting that shot. Lets give it to health care workers and teachers before we inject it into celebrities. I wish I could do that in NJ.. she didn’t lie to get her shot.. like they do here.. leaving others like me, over 65, with nowhere to turn stephen_cuddy Why in the name of living hell should there EVER EVER be 'backlash' directed at someone's healthcare decision? Yes, we DO deserve to stick noses into other's business about their body and health. As my grandmother would say--'tend to your own knittin''.

I’m 62 I am I have a low immune system and I have 3 special need children.. and I am there only parent I would wait but the info is appointments only!!! What a crock of crap.. Do you mean she received the first dose of Trump Vaccine? shes high risk? Why don’t people read the article before being mean? She is not over 65.

Wait your turn dumbass bitch