92-year-old sex therapist Dr. Ruth got her COVID-19 vaccine in NYC


(JTA) — The famed sex therapist Dr. Ruth Westheimer normally goes to the Javits Center in New York City for a book fair, where she talks and signs copies of her works. This year, she got her COVID-19 vaccine shot.

The 92-year-old applauded what she called the center’s “organized” rollout in a video uploaded to Twitter by an aide to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Wednesday night. Cuomo is trying to accelerate a slow vaccine rollout in his state — and combat the perception that his threatened penalties for providers who departed from the priority list represented an obstacle.

Westheimer said she will receive her second dose of the vaccine next month.

A documentary on Westheimer’s path from surviving the Holocaust to becoming an Israeli army sniper to changing the public discourse about sex was released in 2019.

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