Lisa Wilkinson hits back at anti-vax attack: 'MY choice'

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Lisa Wilkinson has hit back at an anti-vaxxer troll who decided to comment on a snap of The Project host getting vaccinated.

The 61-year-old took to her Instagram account on Tuesday to reveal that she had received the AstraZeneca vaccine and “literally didn’t feel a thing”.

Lisa Wilkinson on The Project
Lisa Wilkinson has hit back after being attacked by an anti-vaxxer. Photo: Channel 10

“So glad to finally have the first one out of the way,” Lisa said.

While most people commended Lisa for her post, one woman commented saying: “I thought you were a smart woman,” alongside a series of laughing faces.

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Lisa didn’t take the criticism lying down, thanking the woman for her concern and assuring her that she is a smart woman.

Lisa Wilkinson receiving her COVID-19 vaccination
Lisa Wilkinson uploaded this image showing her receiving the AstraZeneca vaccine on Tuesday. Photo: Instagram/Lisa Wilkinson

“Trolling another woman for making well-researched, informed choices about the health of her own body, and doing my bit to help reduce the risk of this pandemic spreading any more easily or lethally than it already is in the community is MY choice,” Lisa continued.

“Whatever choice you want to make is your business.”

Lisa went on to warn the woman that “if you choose to remain unvaccinated and you get the Delta variant, I wish you and all your loved ones, and particularly and of your elderly loved ones - or any poor person you happen to pass in the street- good luck.”

Lisa Wilkinson wearing black on The Project.
The Project host said it's her choice if she wants to recive the vaccine or not. Photo: Channel 10

In her caption on the photo showing her getting vaccinated, Lisa also revealed that her husband, Peter FitzSimons, 59, got his second shot of the vaccine at the same time as her.

“I have to admit, I was a tiny bit nervous, so I bought one of those tubs of Magnum ice-cream (that well known medical cure-all) this afternoon just in case I was feeling bad tonight. I feel great. I ate the ice-cream anyway…,” Lisa said.

“Meantime, here’s to life getting back to normal (and Magnum ice-cream!!).”

Lisa isn’t the first star from The Project to cop some flak online from anti-vaxxers over photos showing them receiving the vaccine.

Earlier this month, Carrie Bickmore turned off comments on a photo she posted to her Instagram page showing her receiving the COVID-19 vaccine. 

According to Daily Mail, Carrie had received considerable backlash from anti-vaxxer Instagram users who accused her of 'virtue signalling' and 'passive coercion'.

Some left sheep emojis in the comments and others declared that they would 'unfollow' the host.

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