The 38-year-old fitness instructor and The Talk co-host, who lost her husband Nick Cordero to the virus, got the first dose of the vaccine last week after waiting in a standby line at a vaccination site.
For those that don’t know, if people don’t show up for their vaccine appointments, those doses are usually thrown in the trash as they will expire. Amanda decided to wait in the standby line and lucked out when there were extra doses available at the end of the day. People shamed her for getting the vaccine before she was eligible, though she did nothing wrong.
“I’m not even going to focus on that shame, because I don’t spend time in my life focusing on negativity. But this post got a lot of shame, the shame got press, that press turned into conversation, that conversation turned into awareness, and then that awareness turned into positivity. That is how I roll. And that is how I live my life!” Amanda said. “It just boggled my mind that anyone would rather see a vaccine go to waste than go into a willing arm.”
You can watch the full segment from The Talk below.