On Tuesday, the 53-year-old host of Jimmy Kimmel Live! celebrated having ‘#jaccinated’ by flexing a photoshopped muscly arm for his Instagram followers.
Kimmel was seen sitting in a chair, his shirt sleeve rolled up, while a medical professional jabbed him in the upper arm muscle with a shot of the vaccine.
Despite being overjoyed at his vaccination status, the late night host did not specify whether he got the Moderna, Pfizer, or Johnson & Johnson vaccines in his tweet.
According to STAT, Pfizer was the first COVID-19 vaccine to obtain ’emergency use authorization’ in the United States, having been produced by Pfizer and German manufacturer BioNTech in December.
Moderna, a two-dose vaccine ‘designed by Moderna with support from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases,’ appeared on the scene shortly after.
Unlike Pfizer and Moderna, Johnson & Johnson’s vaccine, developed by the company’s vaccine division Janssen Pharmaceuticals, is a single-dose vaccine that’instructs human cells to produce the SARS-2 spike protein, which then activates an immune response.’
According to STAT, “the proteins produced with the mRNA instructions stimulate the immune system, teaching it to see the spike protein as foreign and produce antibodies and other immunity arms with which to combat it.”
Kimmel has managed to keep hosting his beloved late-night talk show during the pandemic, with many of his interviews taking place remotely over the course of 2020.
As the epidemic spread through California, he was forced to broadcast the show from his home in Los Angeles.
Kimmel screened a ‘Coronaversary’ episode in March, which looked back on a year of COVID-19 lockout after he was finally able to return to his set at the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood.
‘The brave men and women who bring food to our homes,’ as well as ‘all the many health care heroes’ who continue to support the city,’ the comedian made sure to mention during the special.
More recently, Jimmy has welcomed in-person guests such as American Idol judge and country crooner Luke Bryan, as well as Joe Biden’s notorious son Hunter, while maintaining proper social-distancing guidelines.