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Today's Hoda Kotb shares exciting health update - and Savannah Guthrie congratulates her

The TV host revealed the news to her fans on Instagram

Hannah Hargrave

Today show's Hoda Kotb gave her social media followers - and her co-host - something to smile about on Wednesday when she shared some exciting news on Instagram. 

The much-loved TV presenter, 56, posted a photo of herself at the doctor's office, receiving her first COVID-19 vaccination. 

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In the photo, Hoda was smiling beneath her mask as a health care professional delivered her job. 

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"Thank you lisa! One down! One to go," wrote Hoda, prompting her co-host, Savannah Guthrie, to congratulate her. 

"Yasssssssss," she wrote, along with a syringe emoji. 

Hoda's followers also gave her good news a thumbs up and commented: "Yeahhhh Hoda!!!," and, "it feels so good".

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Hoda was thrilled to get her first vaccination 

Others revealed they too had received their vaccination against coronavirus and also loved the fact you could clearly tell Hoda was smiling despite wearing a mask. 

Hoda has amassed a legion of supportive fans who adore her upbeat presenting skills, but she recently revealed her dreams of stardom were almost dashed when she was younger. 

The star told E! News that had she listened to her teacher, she may not have been sitting where she is today. 

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Hoda and her fiancé have two beautiful children 

She said: "I actually had a college professor who basically said, 'Look, it's a very competitive field and I'm just gonna try to save you some heartache. There's a lot of people there and I just don't know that you'd be one of the people who would make it in that industry'."

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But Hoda didn't listen to him. 

"I didn't really think of the odds," she added. "I just went into that same weird mode that a lot of people go into because either you're stubborn or you're stupid. I just thought to myself, 'I really like this, and I want to try it, and there are a lot of people who are going to say no. So it's like you either trust your inside voice or all the outside voices.'"

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