Billionaire pub baron Justin Hemmes smiles when he gets his Covid-19 vaccine

Billionaire pub baron Justin Hemmes smiles as he gets his Covid-19 vaccine – after encouraging his employees to get the shot

He supported the proposed vaccine passport and begged his staff to get vaccinated.

And it was all smiles for Justin Hemmes on Friday when he finally got his shot at a medical clinic and shared a selfie of the moment on Instagram.

The baron in the Sydney pub posted a vaccine emoji, writing ‘so we can get back to’, before adding a series of emojis depicting alcoholic drinks, dancing and music.

Happy: Billionaire pub baron Justin Hemmes (pictured) was all smiles when he received his Covid-19 vaccine on Friday, in a photo shared on Instagram

The 49-year-old billionaire was wearing his blue surgical mask when a woman at the clinic gave him his dose.

‘Let’s get back on top, boss!! I can’t wait for it to be a party again,” said one follower.

Journalist Melissa Hoyer added: ‘Yes!’

Life as we know it: The Sydney pub baron posted a vaccine emoji and wrote 'so we can get back to', before adding a series of emojis depicting alcoholic drinks, dancing and music

Life as we know it: The Sydney pub baron posted a vaccine emoji and wrote ‘so we can get back to’, before adding a series of emojis depicting alcoholic drinks, dancing and music

“Do it for the Oyster festival,” joked independent men’s site DMARGE, referring to the T-shirt worn by the woman administering Justin’s shot.

Justin was a big believer in vaccination and made an emotional appeal to his employees in a video earlier this month to get the shot so they can reopen.

He said if the state meets its vaccination targets it would be “great news” as lockdowns could end and pubs could open.

Plea: Justin has been a strong supporter of vaccination and made an emotional appeal to his employees in a video earlier this month to get the shot so they can reopen

Plea: Justin has been a strong supporter of vaccination and made an emotional appeal to his employees in a video earlier this month to get the shot so they can reopen

I hope everyone is doing well under these difficult circumstances. I’m sorry the lockdowns have taken so long,” he said in a video uploaded by Merivale.

“There is a road to recovery, we all have a part in it. If you want, get vaccinated. The AstraZeneca [vaccine] is available within three days of booking and for those who qualify, you can get the Pfizer.”

The hospitality magnate added that its staff “have a role to play and goals to achieve” and promised employees they would be back to work soon.

'There is a road to recovery, we all have a part in it': The hospitality magnate added that his staff have 'a role to play and goals to achieve' and promised employees that they would be back to work soon.  In the picture with friend Madeline Holtznagel

‘There is a road to recovery, we all have a part in it’: The hospitality magnate added that his staff have ‘a role to play and goals to achieve’ and promised employees that they would be back to work soon. In the picture with friend Madeline Holtznagel

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