AOC details her experience receiving the COVID-19 vaccine and how she felt afterward.
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez walked her followers on Instagram through the process of getting the COVID-19 vaccine, after members of congress were instruct to get vaccinated, this week.
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The Bronx native shared video of her preparing for the shot, the injection, and how she felt afterward, all in an attempt to increase public confidence in the vaccine: “I would never, ever ask you to do something I wasn’t willing to do myself,” she wrote.
Afterward, she updated fans about her symptoms: “I have a little muscle soreness in my arm which is not unusual with any shot. The second thing that I’m feeling is fatigue — but also, it’s been a really long time since I had a break,” the rep said, alluding to the weekend’s marathon session on Capitol Hill."
AOC also explained how the COVID-19 vaccine differs from other vaccines: “It’s kind of like the difference between if you had a burglar and then he broke into your house and you learn to fight him versus if someone gave you a picture of the burglar… if you see that picture and you see that guy walking towards your house, you’re like ‘oh I know that guy, he’s a burglar,'” the 31-year-old said.
Check out AOC's video below.