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Scott Morrison has thrown his support behind the jingle Kyle Sandilands created to persuade people to get vaccinated.
Kyle debuted the track, titled ‘Get Vaxxed Baby’, on Kyle and Jackie O on Thursday morning, along with an entertaining green screen music video.
The song is a remix of Vanilla Ice’s ‘Ice Ice Baby’, changing the lyrics to: “Alright stop, vaccinate and listen.”
Other lyrics in the song are: “Too many people think vax is a scandal, take two shots and COVID’s handled.”
Since vaccinations were introduced in Australia, Kyle has been very vocal about his support for people to ‘get the jab’.
The 50-year-old told listeners that he wrote the song because “the only way an Australian will respond to anything is with a good jingle”, and confirmed that he wasn’t paid by the government to make it.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison called into the radio show on Friday morning to commend Kyle on the song, adding that he’s a big fan.
“Congratulations guys, I love ‘Get Vaxxed Baby’,” he admitted. “I sent it to my kids last night and they loved it too.
“We’ve been in touch with the Marvel people mate, we’re going to open a franchise in your name, ‘Vax Man’.”
Mr Morrison continued to thank Kyle for raising awareness, saying: “Every jab there is, we’re a step closer to where we want to be. That’s what it’s all about.”
NSW Health Minister Brad Hazzard also tuned in to Kyle and Jackie O to say how much he loved the song.
“In fact, I have to make an admission here,” he began.
“I should’ve been taking a very, very serious interest in some of the questions that I’ve actually been hearing month after month from some of those journalists, but all in my head I could hear ‘Get Vaxxed Baby’.”
Mr Hazzard later said that Kyle’s song has given a ‘ray of hope’ to all Australians.
“I did feel a lot lighter just listening to that and thinking, we’re going to get there,” he explained.
“When we finally get around to the great lockdown escape, they should play that as the theme song.”
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