Jeff Goldblum has officially received his ‘first dose’ of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine.

He announced the news on Monday in an Instagram post, which included a snapshot of the 68-year-old actor seemingly getting the vaccine at his home in Los Angeles.

‘As a citizen well into my platinum years, I got my first dose of the vaccine through the LA County Department of Health,’ captioned the Jurassic Park star, who boasts 2.1million followers. 

Done and dusted: Jeff Goldblum has officially received his ‘first dose’ of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine

Goldblum posed for the snapshot in his luxurious looking backyard, while donning a black robe, sweat pants, and leopard print slippers.

He also had a mask over his mouth and nose that just happened to coordinate with his lounging ensemble. 

Standing a few feet beside Jeff was a nurse, donning a face mask and gloves, seemingly preparing to give him the vaccine or having just finished administering the first dose.

Goldblum went on to express his ‘immense gratitude to all of the frontline healthcare workers, continuing to work tirelessly to keep us all safe.’

Backlash: Despite having seemingly good intentions behind his post, Jeff was flooded with mixed feedback, with many calling out the luxury of having the vaccine ‘delivered to [his] house’

Rare experience: ‘I love you but this kind of pisses me off that you get to get it in your house in your pajamas,’ wrote one Goldblum fan, reminding others that the vaccine process is rarely as glamorous or convenient

The Independence Day actor also noted in his caption that, despite receiving the vaccine, he will ‘continue to wear masks and practice social distancing’ in public.

‘This too shall pass. Grand things are ahead,’ he concluded, followed by a pink heart emoji.

Despite having seemingly good intentions behind his post, Jeff was flooded with mixed feedback, with many calling out the luxury of having the vaccine ‘delivered to [his] house.’

‘Your health department does home visits?’ asked one commenter rhetorically, while another wrote: ‘I want to be rich enough to be vaccinated at my house.’ 

Priority issue? Another major point of contention was the actor thanking essential workers, while simultaneously getting the vaccine while many essential workers (inside and outside medical environments) remain unvaccinated

‘I love you but this kind of pisses me off that you get to get it in your house in your pajamas,’ wrote one Goldblum fan, reminding others that the vaccine process is rarely as glamorous or convenient.

Another major point of contention was the actor thanking essential workers, while simultaneously getting the vaccine while many essential workers (inside and outside medical environments) remain unvaccinated.

‘CDC recommends that initial supplies of COVID-19 vaccine be allocated to healthcare personnel and long-term care facility residents,’ reads the CDC’s official vaccine guidelines. 

‘Curious how an actor gets vaccinated before ‘essential workers’ that make sure your stores are serving you. Rather self righteous,’ read one irked comment.

Flaunting? Some people saw Jeff’s post as a means of ‘flaunting’ his access to the vaccine as well as the means it was administered to him

‘We will all wait online. You go ahead and post your privilege,’ read another, with one comment calling out Jeff’s social status as ‘jumping the line.’

Some people saw Jeff’s post as a means of ‘flaunting’ his access to the vaccine as well as the means it was administered to him.

‘Way to flaunt getting a vaccine at your house. Incredibly tone deaf and disgraceful,’ read one angry comment, with the person adding that they are ‘no longer a fan’ of Goldblum. 

‘Are celebrities priority? Don’t they have excessive square footage on which to quarantine safely?’ asked another commenter, noting that quarantine in a small apartment is much more emotionally taxing than quarantining in a Los Angeles mansion. 

Positive vibes: Luckily for Jeff, there were a few positive comments among the waves of critique, including many comments labeling him a ‘national treasure’ in need of ‘protecting’

Thankful: ‘So happy you’re safe legend! We love you!’ read one piece of positive, while another comments praised the Thor: Ragnarok actor for his ‘positive attitude’ amid the pandemic

Inquisitive: Some commenters even used Jeff’s experience as a way to ask questions about the vaccine, with one person asking if the star has had ‘any side effects yet?’

Luckily for Jeff, there were a few positive comments among the waves of critique, including many comments labeling him a ‘national treasure’ in need of ‘protecting.’

‘So happy you’re safe legend! We love you!’ read one piece of positive, while another comments praised the Thor: Ragnarok actor for his ‘positive attitude’ amid the pandemic.

‘Thank goodness I need you to stay safe,’ wrote a relieved Instagram user.

Some commenters even used Jeff’s experience as a way to ask questions about the vaccine, with one person asking if the star has had ‘any side effects yet?’

Vaccinated: ‘As a citizen well into my platinum years, I got my first dose of the vaccine through the LA County Department of Health,’ captioned the Jurassic Park star, who boasts 2.1million followers; Jeff pictured in 2020

The Maderna COVID-19 vaccine is administered in two doses, which are given to recipients 28 days apart, according to the CDC. The vaccine is ‘shot in the muscle of the upper arm.’

Some of the possible side effects listed are pain, swelling, and/or redness in the injection site, as well as ‘rest of body’ effects like chills, tiredness, and/or headache.

As for how COVID-19 is fairing among citizens in Goldblum’s Los Angeles County, local news station ABC 7 reported on Monday that the ‘number of COVID-19 infections and hospitalization’ are seemingly ‘headed in the right direction.’

‘Hospital intensive-care units in the Los Angeles area were filled to capacity for weeks, with health-care workers struggling to treat overwhelming numbers of COVID-19 patients,’ stated the outlet, adding that the ‘surge is now leveling off.’

Quarantine crew: Goldblum has been hunkered down with wife Emilie Livingston, 38, and their two sons Charlie, five, and River, three; the entire family pictured in 2020

Despite a mild improvement, health experts are encouraging civilians to continue to ‘take major precautions to prevent the spread of the virus.’

Recent data reported by the LA Times revealed that January was the ‘deadliest month’ for California, with Los Angeles County reporting nearly 17,000 deaths since the start of the pandemic.

‘In Los Angeles County, 6,411 people died in January — 137% more than the previous most-deadly month of December, in which 2,703 people died,’ the outlet revealed. 



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