“I can really walk now!” Australian Open quad wheelchair champion Dylan Alcott trolls anti-vaxxers after receiving Covid-19 vaccine
He recently became a candidate for his Covid-19 vaccine.
And Dylan Alcott took the opportunity to hilariously troll anti-vaxxers against the vaccine in an Instagram post on Tuesday.
In a caption to a photo of him receiving his shot, the paralyzed athlete, 30, joked: ‘For all anti-vaxxers, I can really run now. Recommended. ‘
Joking: Wheelchair athlete Dylan Alcott (left) used his Covid-19 shot on Tuesday as an opportunity to troll anti-vaxxers who were against the vaccine
His joke referred to how anti-vaxxers lie or exaggerate about the side effects of vaccinations to promote non-scientific “alternatives.”
He also wrote, ‘I feel extremely lucky to receive my first dose of the Covid-vax today as I am falling into the 1b rollout due to my disability.’
“Special mention to all frontline workers who have been busting their bottoms in the last 12 months (and all other times too tbh) to keep us safe.”
The French Open champion raised his thumb when a nurse gave him his injection.
Hilarious: ‘I can actually walk for all anti-vaxxers. Definitely recommend, ” he wrote on Instagram, referring to how anti-vaxxers lie or exaggerate about the side effects of vaccinations. Pictured with his girlfriend Chantelle Otten on June 30, 2019 on the Gold Coast
Australia has hit the half-million mark for Covid-19 vaccinations, but is well behind the four million shots the government now planned to be.
About 507,000 Australians have been vaccinated as of Friday – 329,000 in state and territory clinics, 97,000 by GPs and more than 80,000 in retirement homes.
“Our GPs have played a critical role in this expansion, not only vaccinating during the week, but many practices are continuing to vaccinate on Saturday and Sunday this weekend,” Hunt said in a statement.
Champion: Dylan has won no less than seven consecutive Australian Open championships for quad wheelchair singles. Pictured in February
However, the government’s celebration ignores the fact that 500,000 doses is only one-eighth of the target for the end of March.
Every adult Australian should have at least one dose of the vaccine by the end of October, but the slow start to the program puts this in question.
The government blames supplies of vaccines abroad in Australia being affected by Europe’s decision to block some shipments of the AstraZeneca shot.
Elite: Dylan has also won a gold medal in the Paralympics as part of the Australian ‘Rollers’ basketball team