Ulrika Jonsson slams critics who claim ‘she got Covid jab because she’s a celeb’

Ulrika Jonsson celebrated getting her coronavirus vaccine and hit out at those who claimed she got it early "because she's a celebrity".

The 53-year-old model and former weather presenter revealed she was "emotional" after receiving her Covid-19 vaccine on Thursday.

Ulrika posted a snap of herself wearing a face mask and holding her vaccination card.

The mum-of-four shared the picture with her 135,000 followers on Instagram and slammed trolls who said the reason she got the jab early was due to her celebrity status.

Ulrika penned alongside the post: "This just happened.

"A) because I'm a celebrity; I badgered my local GP surgery and elbowed other more frail and more vulnerable people out of the way.

"Or B) because I am my daughter's carer."

She went on: "If you have negative thoughts, please keep them in your little mind.

"I'm utterly grateful to all the people who have made these vaccines possible.

"My gratitude knows no bounds. I was terribly emotional. #vaccinated #huzzah."

Ulrika's daughter Bo, 20, suffers from a congenital heart condition and received her coronavirus vaccine earlier this week.

Many fans congratulated the TV star on getting her jab, but others criticised her.

One said: "Please tell me why you have had yours? Doesn’t your daughter live in Bath where I live and train at Norland? In which case you are not her carer and should not qualify over others!"

Ulrika responded to the comment as she said: "I'm my daughter's carer. I questioned the call-up but they insisted and also I do not want to lock myself out of the system."

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Another wrote: "It isn’t a competition, however, fame seems to get you a vaccine quicker! Nobody I know who is classed as at risk has had their vaccine yet! I am simply stating facts and entitled to my opinion as are you!

"At the end of the day, somebody who cares for their child 24/7 should have the vaccine before somebody who sees their child occasionally!"

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Others shot to Ulrika's defence as one penned: "Very happy for you and definitely warranted".

Another added: "It's good news that you're safe and anyone who doesn't like it can keep schtum. Xxx"

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