Bill Gates' daughter Jennifer has told her Instagram followers that she's had her first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine, adding that it 'sadly did NOT implant my genius father into my brain'.
Twenty-four-year-old Jennifer's joke is a response to the wildly inaccurate conspiracy theories surrounding the idea that Microsoft founder Bill Gates is in some way using the vaccine to get inside people's minds and track their every move.
However, it came at the end of a more serious Instagram post that saw Jennifer urge everyone to get the vaccine when their time came, writing: "The more people who get immunised, the safer our communities are for everyone."
A second-year medical student at the Icahn School of Medicine in New York, Jennifer said: "It's been over a year since the SarsCOV2 variant emerged, and we now have more solutions, including immunisations, to help protect individuals and communities
"I am beyond privileged to receive my first dose of mRNA to teach my cells to mount a protective immune response to this virus.
"As a medical student and aspiring physician, I am grateful it will give me protection and safety for my future practice."
Shen went on to express her gratitude to 'the physicians, scientists, public health experts, pharmacists and so many others who made this achievement in modern medicine possible', and praised the vaccine for its ability to allow healthcare workers to 'increase their ability to succeed'.
Jennifer also added that she would continue to wear a mask 'or two' and offered to provide resources to any of her 356,000 followers were unsure why.
The reason that you should continue to wear a mask after receiving your Covid-19 vaccination is because individuals who receive the jab are still able to get and spread the virus, even though they will now be able to fight off the symptoms themselves.
Additionally, you don't actually gain immunity via the vaccine until at least 12 days after inoculation so it's best to keep yourself and those around you safe.
Meanwhile, a recent study conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that wearing two masks was better than one in preventing the spread of Covid-19.
In response to the idea that the drug could implant her father's thoughts into her brain, Jennifer signed off by saying: "If only mRNA had that power..!"
If you're wondering why Jennifer received the jab at just 24 years old, the rules of who receives the jab in which order differ slightly in the US.
While the guidelines vary by state, many medical students, but especially 'those involved with care of Covid patients', have been eligible to receive the vaccine because they are considered healthcare workers.
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