CANDACE Owens has slammed AOC for getting a Pfizer vaccine, and vowed that politicians WON'T prompt her to get the protective jab.
The outspoken right-wing political pundit continues to add her voice to the anti-vax movement, as a second Covid vaccine begins rolling out to US hospitals.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez took to social media on December 19, after getting the Pfizer jab.
Wearing two protective face coverings, the 31-year-old New York City congresswoman to say that while about half of those being inoculated "feel sore in their arm afterwards; I don't feel any soreness personally".
She added: "If you have any questions or unease about the Covid vaccine, I got you!
"I’d never ask you to do something I wasn’t willing to do myself.
"[Yesterday, as per] national security policy (PPD40), Congress began getting vaccinated.
"I took the jab and am here to answer your questions. Ask away!"
This infuriated Owens, who tweeted in response: “'I wasn’t going to get the vaccine.
"But then @AOC posted a picture of her with a needle in her arm and I realized, I MUST have that vaccine, said literally nobody, ever'."
Owens also tweeted on December 21: "One of the weirdest flexes of 2020 are all of these politicians posting pics of themselves getting vaccinated.
"Is that supposed to inspire me to want the vaccine real bad?
"Like Beyoncé telling me to vote for Hillary Clinton in 2016? I should just do it bc they’re doing it?"
One man replied: "You should do it because its the right thing to do. But I’m sure you’ll take the selfish approach as usual."
And one woman unimpressed with AOC's public jab responded: "What happened to vaccinating the most vulnerable first?"
AOC had shared her experience of the Pfizer-BioNtech Covid-19 vaccine with her 8.2million followers on Instagram days after it was approved by the FDA.
When asked why she was getting the vaccine ahead of healthcare workers, she replied: "I was actually surprised by this too – I was expecting that we were going to get it a lot later."
She added that "not everybody [has] yet obviously has been vaccinated.
“But when it comes to Congress’s access, it’s due to something known as ‘continuity of governance’ planning.
“Basically, there are national security politics on the books to ensure continuity of governance during national emergencies.”
The US government plans to deliver 5.9million Moderna shots and two million Pfizer shots this week.
An advisory panel on Sunday recommended US frontline essential workers and people 75 and older should be next in line to get inoculated.
This came as the distribution of Moderna Inc’s vaccine, the second approved coronavirus vaccine, began across the country.
Thirty million frontline essential workers, which include first responders, teachers, food and agriculture, manufacturing, US Postal Service, public transit, and grocery store workers have the next priority for the vaccines.
In all, the CDC's move will make 51 million people eligible to get inoculated in the next round.
It was not immediately clear when the next round would begin.
But data from CDC shows 2.84million doses have already been distributed and 556,208 shots administered so far.
Owens continues to take aim over the coronavirus, tweeting today: "Isn’t it incredible that two countries which stood up to globalism – the United Kingdom via Brexit and the US via Trump, are now the two countries being most impacted both economically and politically by a virus from China?"
Two days ago she pushed an anti-Covid vaccine conspiracy theory after calling Dr Anthony Fauci and Bill Gates "pure evil".
The 31-year-old conservative author has previously insisted she will not be taking the coronavirus vaccine.
On December 17 she hit out at the "evil multi-billion dollar Covid-19 ring".
Owens took to social media in response to Twitter announcing it will take down tweets "containing misinformation about Covid-19 vaccines" beginning in 2021.
She tweeted: "They censored the TRUE Hunter Biden story and will now censor anything that goes against the multi-billion dollar, evil, Covid-19 ring.
"I will not be touching the vaccine."
Pfizer's coronavirus vaccine was approved by the FDA last week – a move President Trump called a "medical miracle."
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