Sunrise's Edwina Bartholomew hits back at anti-vaxxer

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Sunrise's Edwina Bartholomew has hit back at an anti-vaxxer who commented on an Instagram post, calling vaccinated people "poisoned".

"I've noticed ALL poisoned vax people all [have] that same look – pale and this general lost look in their eyes," the user, whose name is Mick, wrote. "Something is happening to all of you poor jabbed people, I pray every day for you all."

Sunrise's Edwina Bartholomew gets vaccinated
Sunrise's Edwina Bartholomew has hit back at an anti-vaxxer who called vaccinated people 'poisoned'. Photo: Instagram/Edwina Bartholomew

Edwina joked, "That's a lack of spray tan due to the lockdown, Mick."

She screenshot the interaction and added the hashtag "#GetVaccinated" as well as a gif of Lisa Simpson making the 'loser' hand gesture.

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The presenter then shared the response from her own spray tan "Wonder Woman", who joked, "Can confirm this."

Edwina recently fired up at Instagram influencers after they trolled her post about receiving the COVID-19 vaccine while pregnant with her second child.

Last month, she called for pregnant women to listen to medical practitioners instead of influencers when it comes to being informed about the vaccine during pregnancy.

Edwina Bartholomew and her daughter
Edwina recently fired up at Instagram influencers after they trolled her post about receiving the COVID-19 vaccine while pregnant with her second child. Photo: Instagram/Edwina Bartholomew

“I posted on my Instagram about vaccines and pregnancy this morning and a number of Instagram influencers fired right back,” the presenter said at the time. 

“For God sake, don’t take your advice from Instagram influencers, don’t take it from me either, speak to your GP, speak to your midwife, your obstetrician, the health experts in your life who know the data, know the detail and take advice from them.”

Host David 'Kochie' Koch then added that he has a friend who works on a Covid ward and his wife is pregnant and "he was saying it's horrendous if you're pregnant and get COVID, it's terrible."

Taking to Instagram, Edwina shared some facts about the vaccine during pregnancy, saying, "Pfizer is the recommended vaccine for pregnant women. Pregnant women are now FINALLY on the priority list for Pfizer. It took me ages to find an appointment. Hopefully it will be easier for you."

She also shared "some facts on contracting Covid-19 during pregnancy", saying pregnant women are five times more at risk of needing to be admitted to hospital, two to three times the risk of ending up in intensive care, and three times as likely to need invasive ventilation. 

The presenter also shared that she found all the information from the Australian Government Department of Health.

"Well done Eddie, good on you and massive congrats," one follower commented on the post.

"Congratulations on the bub and the jab!" another wrote. "If I had been able to have it whilst pregnant with my now 6-month-old, it would have saved so much angst. Finally have my first dose tomorrow."

"Well done Eddie, thank you for posting this as so many aren't listening to the right advice. Much love to you and new bubby," a third added.

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