Kyle Sandilands is doing his part to encourage NSW residents to get vaccinated amid the ongoing COVID lockdown in Sydney.
The 50-year-old radio host released a hilarious and catchy hymn called Get Vaxxed Baby, to the tune of Ice Ice Baby by Vanilla Ice.
“Okay, stop, vaccinate and listen. We’re back with a whole new injection, ”he rapped, with The Kyle & Jackie O Show uploading a hilarious video to their Instagram page on Thursday.
Eye-catching: “Okay, stop, vaccinate and listen”: Radio host Kyle Sandilands urged people to get vaccinated against COVID in a catchy new anthem on Vanilla Ice on Thursday
In the video, Kyle was edited to appear in front of empty supermarket shelves and queues of people lining up to get tested for COVID.
“Will it ever stop?” Yo, we don’t know, but stuck in lockdown, it’s really blowing, ”he continued.
The sentiment has already won the approval of NSW Health Minister Brad Hazzard.
During his daily COVID press, Mr Hazzard admitted he was “ecstatic” when he heard Kyle’s parody of the 1990 hit.
Triple threat: Kyle does his part to encourage NSW residents to get vaccinated amid Sydney’s ongoing COVID lockdown
Lyrical: The shocking 50-year-old radio jock released a hilarious and catchy hymn dubbed Get Vaxxed Baby, to the tune of Ice Ice Baby by Vanilla Ice
Tapping toes: In the video, Kyle was edited to appear in front of a variety of backgrounds
Topper of the graph: “Will it ever stop?” Yo, we don’t know, but stuck in lockdown, it’s really blowing, ”he continued
Deal: The sentiment has already won approval from NSW Health Minister Brad Hazzard
A bop: Kyle’s public service announcement was quite the bop
‘Kyle did his part with [his song] Get Vaxxed Baby, ”the senior politician said.
‘I love this song. It’s fantastic, ”he told the gathered media.
He also encouraged “anything we can do with the media to support the release and the vaccination.”
Big fan: New South Wales Health Minister Brad Hazzard (pictured) admitted he was’ ecstatic ‘when he heard Kyle Sandilands’ parody of Ice Ice Baby by Vanilla Ice
Speaking on The Kyle and Jackie O Show Thursday, Kyle said his playful jingle would “save the world” after saying Australia had become a “laughter” because of its low vaccination rates.
He then performed a hilarious recording of his song, which was a rap of Vanilla Ice’s 1990 hit Ice Ice Baby with the lyrics adjusted to spread a pro-vaccine message.
“I’m a little nervous, I think that’s exactly what Guy Sebastian feels like before I release a song to the world. It’s giving my art to everyone,” Kyle said as he introduced the track.
“Get vaxxed, baby,” Kyle, who received two doses of the Pfizer jab, then whispered on the track, much to his co-host Jackie “O” Henderson’s amusement.
Influencers: Speaking on The Kyle and Jackie O Show Thursday, Kyle said his playful jingle would “save the world” after saying Australia had become a “laugh” because of its low vaccination rates. Pictured: Kyle Sandilands with Jackie ‘O’ Henderson
“Okay, stop, vaccinate and listen. We’re back with a brand new injection. Someone has gripped you tightly rolled up your sleeves, everyday or night, ” he rapped.
“Will this ever end, yo, we don’t know – but stuck in lockdown, it’s really blowing.”
As Jackie roared with joy, he continued, “Too many people think the vax is a scandal, take two pictures and Covid is canceled!
‘Pfizer, or AstraZeneca … hmmm … what rhymes with AstraZeneca? Ah yes, America! One of the hundred places where you can travel.
“So relax, put on your foil hats and just get vaxxed, so we can go back to the old ways – shake hands, kiss strangers all day!”
It wasn’t long before Jackie called the rap “brilliant,” and Kyle received a round of applause from the KIIS FM crew for his efforts.
A jingle to ‘save the world’: Sandilands posted an incredibly catchy jingle urging all Australians to get vaccinated against Covid-19
Awesome: “Get vaxxed, baby,” Kyle, who received two doses of the Pfizer vaccine, was first heard whispering 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 16 to 60 years old
* AstraZeneca recommended for people over 60
* Age ranges based on the relative risk between getting AstraZeneca vaccine and developing blood clots called thrombosis and thrombocytopenia syndrome (TTS)
* The medical opinion of an official expert does not prevent a person under the age of 60 from receiving an AstraZeneca vaccine if they so wish.
* GPs can provide AstraZeneca for adults under 60 years of age if Pfizer is not available, the benefits are likely to outweigh the risks for that person, and they make an informed choice
* Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk, who had Pfizer, said no one under 60 should get AstraZeneca
* Western Australian Prime Minister Mark McGowan has said people under 40 should not get AstraZeneca
* NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian, who received two doses of AstraZeneca, says people should decide based on their GP’s advice
* Prime Minister Scott Morrison says people should follow the advice of their GP
* His government provided GPs with no-fault compensation plan and offered people Medicare coverage for immunization consultations
* Thousands of people under the age of 60 have followed the Prime Minister’s advice and booked AstraZeneca jabs with their GP
WHAT IS THE RISK FOR UNDER 60?
* For 18-29 year olds, the risk of a TTS blood clot is 1.9 per 100,000 AstraZeneca jabs
* For 30-39 year olds, it is 1.6 / 100,000
* For 40-49 year olds, it is 5/100 000
* For 50-59 year olds it is 2.7 / 100,000
WHAT ARE THE SIDE EFFECTS OF COVID-19 VACCINATION?
* Common side effects of vaccination include fatigue, headache, muscle aches and fever
* The severity of the illness due to TTS (which has affected 64 Australians so far) ranges from mild blood clotting to fatal cases
* Half of TTS cases in Australia are discharged from hospital
* One in four people has been more serious and required intensive care treatment, and two people have died