In a CNN town hall in July, Gates said he worried the false theories could have a very real impact.
“I hope it doesn’t create vaccine hesitancy,” he said.
Aside from the joke, Jennifer Gates’ Instagram post showed the 24-year-old medical student wearing a mask and holding up an “I got my Covid-19 vaccine” sticker.
“I am beyond privileged to receive my first dose of mRNA to teach my cells to amount a protective immune response to this virus,” she wrote in the caption. “As a medical student and aspiring physician, I am grateful it will give me protection and safety for my future practice. I’d urge everyone to read more and strongly consider it for yourself and your families when you are provided the option. The more people who get immunized, the safer our communities are for everyone.”
She also offered her thanks to those who made the vaccine possible.
“Saying thank you doesn’t begin to describe my gratitude for the physicians, scientists, public health experts, pharmacists and so many others who made this achievement in modern medicine possible. Our healthcare workers have been working tirelessly to save as many lives as possible, and this vaccine will only increase their ability to succeed,” she wrote.