Kyle Sandilands is doing his part to encourage the people of NSW to get vaccinated during Sydney’s ongoing COVID lockdown.
The 50-year-old radio shock jock posted a hilarious and catchy anthem called Get Vaxxed Baby, to the tune of Vanilla Ice’s Ice Ice Baby.
“Okay, stop, vaccinate and listen. We’re back with a brand new shot,” he rapped, as The Kyle & Jackie O Show uploaded a hilarious video to their Instagram page on Thursday.
Catchy: ‘Okay, stop, vaccinate and listen’: Radio host Kyle Sandilands urged people to get the COVID vaccine in catchy new anthem on Vanilla Ice on Thursday
In the video, Kyle was edited to appear in front of empty supermarket shelves and lines of people waiting to be tested for COVID.
‘Will this ever stop? Yo, we don’t know, but being stuck in lockdown is a real blow,” he continued.
The sentiment has already won the approval of NSW Health Secretary Brad Hazzard.
During his daily COVID press release, Mr Hazzard admitted he was “ecstatic” when he heard the Kyle’s parody of the 1990 hit.
Triple threat: Kyle does his part to encourage the people of NSW to get vaccinated during Sydney’s ongoing COVID lockdown
Lyrics: The 50-year-old radio shock jock posted a hilarious and catchy anthem called Get Vaxxed Baby, to the tune of Vanilla Ice’s Ice Ice Baby
Toe-tapping: In the video, Kyle was edited to appear in front of different backgrounds
Card topper: ‘Will this ever stop? Yo, we don’t know, but being stuck in lockdown is a real blow,” he continued
Get started: The sentiment has already won the approval of NSW Health Secretary Brad Hazzard
A bop: Kyle’s public service announcement was quite the bop
‘Kyle contributed to’ [his song] Get Vaxxed Baby,” said the high-ranking politician.
‘I love that song. It’s fantastic,” he told the assembled media.
He also encouraged ‘everything we can do with the media to support the outside world and get vaccinated’.
Big fan: New South Wales Health Minister Brad Hazzard (pictured) admitted he was ‘ecstatic’ when he heard Kyle Sandilands’ parody of Vanilla Ice’s Ice Ice Baby
Talk about The Kyle and Jackie O Show on Thursday, Kyle said his merry jingle would “save the world” after shouting that Australia had become a “smiling truce” due to low vaccination rates.
He then played a hilarious recording of his song, which was a rap to Vanilla Ice’s 1990 hit Ice Ice Baby, with the lyrics adapted to spread a pro-vaccination message.
“I’m a little nervous, I feel like this is exactly what Guy Sebastian feels before he unleashes a song on the world. It gives my art to everyone,” Kyle said, introducing the track.
“Go vaxx, honey,” Kyle, who’s had two doses of the Pfizer shot, then whispered on the track, much to the amusement of his co-host Jackie ‘O’ Henderson.
Influencers: Kyle said on The Kyle and Jackie O Show on Thursday that his upbeat jingle would “save the world” after saying Australia had become a “smiling truce” due to low vaccination rates. Pictured: Kyle Sandilands with Jackie ‘O’ Henderson
“Okay stop, vaccinate and listen. We are back with a brand new injection. Someone held you tight, rolled up your sleeves, every day or night,” he rapped.
“Will this ever stop, yo, we don’t know – but being stuck in lockdown really blows.”
As Jackie roared with delight, he continued: ‘Too many people think vax is a scandal, take two shots and Covid will be cancelled!
‘Pfizer, or AstraZeneca… hmmm… what rhymes with AstraZeneca? Oh yes, America! One of the hundred places you can travel to.
“So relax, put down your tinfoil hats and get vaxxed so we can go back to the old ways – shake hands, kiss strangers all day!”
Jackie was quick to call the rap “brilliant” and Kyle got a round of applause from the KIIS FM crew for his efforts.
A jingle to ‘save the world’: Sandilands released an incredibly catchy jingle to urge all Australians to get the Covid-19 vaccine
Brilliant: ‘Get vaxxed, baby’, Kyle, who has had two doses of the Pfizer vaccine, was first whispered on the track – much to the amusement of his co-host Jackie ‘O’ Henderson
The latest advice on Covid-19 vaccines in Australia
* Pfizer recommended for people from 16 to 60
* AstraZeneca recommended for people over 60
* Age ranges based on the relative risk between receiving the AstraZeneca vaccine and developing blood clots known as thrombosis and thrombocytopenia syndrome (TTS)
*Official medical expert advice won’t stop anyone under 60 from getting an AstraZeneca shot if they want to
*GPs may provide AstraZeneca to adults under the age of 60 if Pfizer is not available, the benefits are likely to outweigh the risks to that individual, and they are making an informed choice
*Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk, who has had Pfizer, says no one under 60 should get AstraZeneca
* Western Australian Prime Minister Mark McGowan says people under 40 should not get AstraZeneca
* NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian, who has had two doses of AstraZeneca, says people should make decisions based on their GP’s advice
* Prime Minister Scott Morrison says people should follow their GP’s advice
* His government has provided GPs with a no-fault compensation scheme and has given people Medicare coverage for vaccine consultations
* Thousands of people under 60 have followed the Prime Minister’s advice and booked an AstraZeneca shot with their GP
WHAT IS THE RISK FOR UNDER 60?
* For 18-29 years, the risk of a TTS blood clot is 1.9 per 100,000 AstraZeneca shots
* For 30-39s it is 1.6/100,000
* For 40-49s it is 5/100,000
* For 50-59s it is 2.7/100,000
WHAT ARE THE SIDE EFFECTS OF COVID-19 VACCINATION?
*Common side effects of vaccination include fatigue, headache, body aches and fever
* Severity of illness due to TTS (affecting 64 Australians so far) ranges from mild blood clotting to fatalities
* Half of TTS cases in Australia have been discharged from hospital
* One in four has been more serious and required treatment in intensive care, and two people have died