Steve Martin has received his first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. Taking to Twitter, the actor shared that he had been given the vaccine on Sunday in New York.
"Good news/Bad news. Good news: I just got vaccinated! Bad news: I got it because I’m 75. Ha!," Martin wrote, adding that the "operation in NYC was smooth as silk" and "hosted to perfection" by the U.S Army and National Guard.
"Thank you all, and thank you science," he added.
In a follow-up tweet, Martin explained the process involved in receiving the vaccine.
"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," he wrote in reply to a follower asking for more details.
Martin later joked that he was "having no fide resects."
The "Father of the Bride" star joins a growing list of celebrities to receive the vaccine. Among them is Judi Dench, singer Tony Bennett, and Ian McKellen, as well as Martha Stewart, who announced the news Thursday on social media.
"I was vaccinated today in a designated vaccine pod near the Martha Stewart Center for Living at Mount Sinai Downtown I am so proud of and grateful to the doctors, nurses and medical staff who are wading through the red tape and confusion of the distribution of these very important vaccines," she captioned a video of herself receiving the vaccine.
Stewart added that, according to doctors, 10,000 applications had been received by Mount Sinai shortly after the state released the first batch of vaccines.
"Here’s to the advancement of science and a heartfelt thanks to those working on the vaccines," she continued. "We are all hoping for an end to this pandemic. To allay your concerns that I jumped the line know that I am in the approved age group for this batch of vaccines and I waited in line with others."
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