Amanda Kloots, 38, takes son Elvis to visit friends in LA after getting her first dose of COVID-19 vaccine
She waited in line and got a COVID-19 vaccination on Friday night.
And on Sunday, Amanda Kloots was seen visiting friends in LA with her young son Elvis.
The widow of Broadway actor Nick Cordero wore a pale pink patterned hoodie and sweatpants along with a matching face mask for the outing.
Outing: Nick Cordero’s widow Amanda Kloots visited friends in LA on Sunday with her toddler son Elvis after getting her first dose of COVID-19 vaccine on Friday night
Toddler Elvis was just a few months old when his father died.
Nick Cordero was 41 when he passed away in July 2020 after a high-profile battle with Covid-19 that left him hospitalized for three months.
Amanda detailed his illness on social media and has written a memoir titled Live Your Life which will be published in June 2021.
in January, she was hired as a co-host on CBS daytime show The Talk.
Sunday casual: Amanda, 38, wore a pale pink patterned hoodie and sweatpants along with a matching face mask for the outing
Missing a loved one: Elvis was just a few months old when his father died in July 2020 after a high-profile battle with the coronavirus
On Friday night, Amanda took to Instagram to shared that she has received her first dose of the Pfizer coronavirus vaccine.
She posted a photo of herself receiving the vaccine in her left arm at a drive-thru site in Los Angeles.
She explained: ‘I went to a site and waited in my car until all appointments were over in hopes that they had any extra vaccines. I was fully prepared to be turned away, but they said they had enough tonight for everyone waiting.’
Amanda added: ‘I cannot tell you how emotional I was and still am right now… I have been terrified since Nick has passed, as a single mother of getting this virus and now I am one step closer.’
Thumbs up: On Friday night, Amanda took to Instagram to shared that she has received her first dose of the Pfizer coronavirus vaccine
Bittersweet: She shared a photo showing her getting the jab and explained she’d waited in line in the hope of getting a left over dose after those with appointments had gotten theirs
While many expressed their happiness for her, others questioned how she was able to qualify for vaccination as California is only inoculating people age 65 and over and those with comorbidities.
About an hour after making her first post, the TV personality returned to Instagram to detail how she’d got the vaccine.
‘First of all vaccine shaming should not happen. Everyone should be getting this vaccine and anyone that gets it should be celebrating that one more person has got the vaccine,’ she began in the video clip.
‘Second of all, I drove to a vaccination site in the hopes, and I knew I could possibly be turned away, but I drove and I waited in a line in the hope that at the end of the day, at the end of appointments, they may have extra vaccines that would otherwise be thrown out.’
She continued: ‘And instead of being thrown out they were put into an arm; an arm of a surviving single mother that deserves to have an extra vaccine that would have been thrown in the trash.’
Got lucky: She came in for some criticism since she’s not in the eligible tier to get vaccinated in California but she said as a single mom she did what she had to do to get one
Gone too soon: Broadway actor Cordero spent three months in hospital in LA struggling to fight off COVID-19 but it took his life at age 41