Ivanka Trump faces more anti-vaccine backlash after posting a photo of her 2nd Covid-19 shot

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  • Ivanka Trump released a photo of herself receiving the second dose of Pfizer-BioNTech's Covid-19 vaccine.
  • Ivanka's social media post attracted a slew of pushback from her followers who are anti-vaxxers and vaccine skeptics.
  • Her father publicly urged Americans to get vaccinated, calling the shots "safe" and "something that works."
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Ivanka Trump, former President Donald Trump's eldest daughter, on Wednesday posted a photo of herself receiving her second dose of Pfizer-BioNTech's Covid-19 vaccine after facing backlash from her many followers for publicizing her first shot last month.

"This afternoon, I gratefully received my second dose of the Covid-19 vaccine," she wrote next to a photo of herself receiving the shot in Miami. "Getting fully vaccinated is the best way to end this pandemic and protect ourselves and one another."

Ivanka's post again attracted widespread criticism and pushback from her conservative followers, many of whom are anti-vaxxers or skeptical of the Covid-19 vaccines.

"I'm a big Trump supporter but I'm definitely not getting that vaccine! Lol To each their own. Respect to you either way," James Vick, a retired professional MMA fighter, commented on Ivanka's Instagram post.

Another commenter wrote, "Love your family but this is a huge NO for me & my family. Will be praying you do not get any of the horrible side affects."

Others replied, "Please stop promoting this nonsense," "HARD PASS," and "Sorry, don't trust it."

This comes after Ivanka broke her two-month silence on social media with her first vaccine post on April 14. The former White House adviser faced a deluge of critical comments on social media from conservatives and others who oppose or are skeptical of the Covid-19 vaccines.

Unwillingness to get vaccinated is much more pervasive among conservatives than liberals. Several recent polls have found that nearly half of Republicans say they don't plan to get vaccinated for Covid-19.

Ivanka is the only member of her immediate family to publicize her vaccination. The New York Times reported in March that the former president and first lady privately received immunizations in the White House in January. The ex-president has since publicly urged Americans to get vaccinated, calling the shots "safe" and "something that works."

"I would recommend it to a lot of people that don't want to get it and a lot of those people voted for me, frankly," Trump told Fox News in March.

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