Sarah Hyland just got her COVID-19 shot for the third time!
The Modern Family star took to social media and made the special announcement hours ago via Instagram stories, telling her fans that she got the third vaccine and a flu shot.
“Got my booster vaccine AND my flu shot!!!” the 30-year-old actress added a note, along with a video of her getting her jab. “Stay healthy and trust SCIENCE my friends!”
Hyland is an immunocompromised person, which makes her eligible for a third vaccine dose. According to People, she has a chronic kidney condition called kidney dysplasia, which makes her more susceptible to severe COVID-19 illness.
In the past, her illness required her to get two kidney transplants. In a report by Self, Hyland had undergone 16 surgeries. The year 2012 was when she started with her kidney transplant journey, where her dad helped save her life by donating one of his kidneys to her.
In 2018, she had her second kidney transplant, laparoscopic surgery for endometriosis, and surgery to correct an abdominal hernia.
Hyland started dialysis in February 2017. She revealed to the publication that she chose a center near the Modern Family set to balance work and life.
Her First Vaccine
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The Geek Charming actress got her first vaccine dose back in March on St. Patrick’s Day. She celebrated the feat with an Instagram update and photos of her band-aid.
“The luck of the Irish prevailed and HALLELUJAH! I AM FINALLY VACCINATED!!!!!” Hyland wrote. “As a person with comorbidities and on immunosuppressants for life, I am so grateful to receive this vaccine.”
At the time, she shared that she’ll continue to follow COVID-19 health practices, but will start going out in public again more often.
“I am still remaining safe and following CDC guidelines but once I receive my second dose? I will feel safe enough to go out every once in a while… GROCERY STORE HERE I COME!” Hyland said. “Thank you to the amazing Drs, nurses and volunteers working every day to help save people’s lives.”
Explaining Her Health
In March 2020, at the height of the pandemic, the actress talked about how her underlying health condition puts her at a higher risk of severe COVID-19.
“I am obviously immunocompromised with my transplant history and am on immunosuppressants, so everything in this house is sanitized,” she said in a podcast interview. She jokingly added, “I just took a shot of hand sanitizer, so we’re good.”
Hyland also explained how her immune system is weak, and how it can’t fight as quickly as someone who is fully healthy.
“Say someone gets a 24-hour bug, I get it for a week or more. For me, it’s really dangerous,” she said. “My panic level is pretty high, but I also have a lot of health issues that are very susceptible to stress, so I’m trying to remain calm.”
Postponing The Wedding
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For those who don’t know, Hyland is engaged to Wells Adams. The actress said yes to the former The Bachelorette contestant in July 2019 after two years of dating.
Since they are taking extra precautions for health reasons, they had to repeatedly push back their wedding due to the pandemic. Initially, the two planned to tie the knot in August last year but moved it to this year and then to 2022.
“We were supposed to get married obviously last year, that didn’t happen. We were supposed to get married this year, that didn’t happen,” Adams told revealed during the Bachelor in Paradise premiere event last month. “So now we are hoping next year, or we’re gonna go to Vegas, or the courthouse, I don’t know — well, we’re not going to do those last two things, but I don’t know. 2022 has got to be our year, right?!”