Mon, 22 Feb, 2021

"Is this the right way?!" First Lady of vaccines makes V-Day history

"Is this the right way?!" First Lady of vaccines makes V-Day history

The first person in Australia to receive the coronavirus vaccine has certainly made history – but not for the reasons you might think.

The internet has gone into a frenzy after Jane Malysiak’s historic vaccine moment – where she repeatedly made an obscene gesture on live television and admitted she had no idea who Prime Minister Scott Morrison was.

Malysiak’s moment was quickly overshadowed in hilarity when she accidentally flipped off a room full of journalists.

The Polish-born World War II survivor was encouraged by the PM to flash the peace sign for the cameras, as it represented “V for vaccine”.

She happily obliged – but turned her hand the other way, which as we all know carries a very different meaning.

What could have been an awkward moment for Ms Malysiak was far from it, as the room erupted into laughter and Mr Morrison let out a chuckle as he pushed Jane’s hand down and said, “always front, always front”.

She later went on to Sky News and admitted she did not realise the Prime Minister was sat next to her.

“I did not recognise him until later on when I asked, ‘Where is the Prime Minister?’” she said.

“If the Prime Minister is watching, I’m sorry I didn’t recognise you, but you’re very nice. Much nicer than on television.

“I was very, very happy to meet you.”

Host Laura Jayes asked Ms Malysiak whether she had mastered the correct “V for vaccine” gesture overnight.

“No, I haven’t,” she replied.

“Well, I won’t ask you to do it again,” Jayes said.

“I’ll do it again, always the wrong way,” Ms Malysiak replied.

“I’ve never known about it, so now I’ve learned something.”

Ms Malysiak acknowledged her mistake and said: “Even then, I did the wrong thing. I showed it this way. Is this the right way?”

“The other way, Jane,” Jayes responded.