On Sunday Prime Minister Scott Morrison rolled up his sleeves and became one of the first Australians to receive a coronavirus vaccine.
He did this alongside the country's Chief Health Officer Professor Paul Kelly and Chief Nursing Officer Professor Alison McMillan.
Getting the shot in front of news cameras and reporters was his signal to the country that if it is safe for him, it is safe for everyone.
But the internet trolls did not receive his publicity stunt so well.
It was likely the same trolls flooding every news post about the vaccine with comments such as "let the politicians have it first to see the side effects".
If the PM did not have the shot, he would be criticised for jabbing Australians with a vaccine he didn't even trust to take himself.
But when he did take it, he was criticised for jumping the queue.
There has been public apprehension over this vaccine.
There has been concern it was rushed or not safe, or not properly tested, despite continual reassurance from medical experts.
So if it takes the PM using up one vaccine to give the public confidence then it should be a welcome move.
A line does need to be drawn though.
On Tuesday, federal Labor leader Anthony Albanese and Greens leader Adam Bandt also received a vaccine, ahead of millions of other Australians.
Mr Albanese claimed he too was trying to show the country it was safe.
Federal Labor MHR Peta Murphy, who has breast cancer, also volunteered to receive a vaccine, stating she wanted people with underlying health conditions to know it was safe.
But those people won't receive a vaccine until the next phase of the rollout at the end of next month.
So where does this end? Does every politician get to jump the queue ahead of elderly Australians or those with underlying medical conditions who are desperately waiting for their turn? Just to prove a point?
The country's frontline health and emergency workers, and its chief medical officers stepping up to get the shot should be comfort enough.