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  • Ivanka Trump took to Twitter to post photos of her getting a COVID-19 vaccine shot
  • She is the first member of her immediate family to announce getting vaccinated
  • A significant number of Republican voters said they do not plan to get inoculated against the coronavirus

Ivanka Trump, former President Donald Trump’s eldest daughter, on Wednesday broke her three-month silence on Twitter to announce that she has received the coronavirus vaccine.

Ivanka Trump took to social media to share photos of her receiving the coronavirus vaccine shot and encouraging Americans to do the same. 

“Today, I got the shot!!! I hope that you do too! Thank you Nurse Torres!!!” she posted on Twitter. 

Ivanka Trump is the first member of her immediate family to publicly announce getting a COVID-19 vaccine. Donald Trump and his wife, Melania Trump, did not publicly announce that they were vaccinated. The news was revealed by the New York Times in March, nearly two months after they were inoculated. 

“Trump yesterday, at CPAC, said for the first time that 'everyone' should get the coronavirus vaccine developed while he was in office. An adviser tells me both Trump and Melania Trump got vaccinated at the White House in January,” Times Washington correspondent Maggie Haberman tweeted.

The unnamed adviser did not specify whether the Trumps had already received two shots of the vaccine in January, or if it was the first jab. 

The former first lady’s post about the coronavirus vaccines comes as a significant number of Republican voters and Trump loyalists express hesitation or unwillingness to get vaccinated. 

In a new Monmouth University poll released on Wednesday, more than two in five Republicans said they do not plan to get vaccinated and suggested that President Joe Biden failed to depoliticize the shots. 

“The number of people who have been skittish about the vaccine has dropped as more Americans line up for the shot, but the hard core group who want to avoid it at all costs has barely budged,” Patrick Murray, director of the independent Monmouth University Polling Institute, said. 

Among Democratic voters, two-thirds have already received at least one shot of the COVID-19 vaccine. 

Another poll released by Quinnipiac University found that 45% of Republicans said they do not plan to receive a vaccine, while 50% have already received or plan to get it. 

In February, Biden pledged to have 300 million Americans fully vaccinated by the summer and promised to help return some semblance of normalcy to the U.S. by July 4. 

"Within three weeks, 'round the clock work with so many people standing behind me and in front of me, we've now purchased enough vaccine supply to vaccinate all Americans, and now we're working to get those vaccines into the arms of millions of people," Biden said in a February speech in Bethesda, Maryland. 

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