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Kyle Sandilands is doing his part to encourage the people of NSW to get vaccinated amid Sydney’s ongoing COVID lockdown.

The 50-year-old radio shock jock posted a hilarious and catchy anthem dubbed Get Vaxxed Baby, set to the tune of Vanilla Ice’s Ice Ice Baby.

‘Alright, stop, vaccinate and listen. We are back with a brand new injection,’ he rapped, with The Kyle & Jackie O Show uploading a hilarious video to their Instagram page on Thursday. 

Catchy: 'Alright, stop, vaccinate and listen': Radio host Kyle Sandilands urged people to get the COVID vaccine in a catchy new anthem set to Vanilla Ice on Thursday

Catchy: ‘Alright, stop, vaccinate and listen’: Radio host Kyle Sandilands urged people to get the COVID vaccine in a catchy new anthem set to 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 this ever stop? Yo, we don’t know, but stuck in lockdown really blows,’ he continued.

The sentiment has already won the approval of NSW Health Minister Brad Hazzard.  

During his daily COVID presser, Mr Hazzard admitted he was ‘ecstatic’ when he heard the Kyle’s parody of the 1990 hit.

Triple threat: Kyle is doing his part to encourage the people of NSW to get vaccinated amid Sydney's ongoing COVID lockdown

Triple threat: Kyle is doing his part to encourage the people of NSW to get vaccinated amid Sydney’s ongoing COVID lockdown

Lyrical: The 50-year-old radio shock jock posted a hilarious and catchy anthem dubbed Get Vaxxed Baby, set to the tune of Vanilla Ice's Ice Ice Baby

Lyrical: The 50-year-old radio shock jock posted a hilarious and catchy anthem dubbed Get Vaxxed Baby, set to the tune of Vanilla Ice’s Ice Ice Baby

Toe-tapping: In the video, Kyle was edited to appear in front of a variety of backgrounds

Toe-tapping: In the video, Kyle was edited to appear in front of a variety of backgrounds

Chart topper: 'Will this ever stop? Yo, we don't know, but stuck in lockdown really blows,' he continued

Chart topper: ‘Will this ever stop? Yo, we don’t know, but stuck in lockdown really blows,’ he continued

Get busy: The sentiment has already won the approval of NSW Health Minister Brad Hazzard

Get busy: The sentiment has already won the approval of NSW Health Minister Brad Hazzard

A bop: Kyle's public service announcement was quite the bop

A bop: Kyle’s public service announcement was quite the bop

‘Kyle’s been doing his bit with [his song] Get Vaxxed Baby,’ said the senior politician. 

‘I love that song. It’s fantastic,’ he told the assembled media. 

He also encouraged ‘anything we can do with the media to support getting out there and getting vaccinated’. 

Big fan: The New South Wales Minister for Health Brad Hazzard (pictured) admitted he was 'ecstatic' when he heard Kyle Sandilands's parody of Vanilla Ice's Ice Ice Baby

Big fan: The New South Wales Minister for Health Brad Hazzard (pictured) admitted he was ‘ecstatic’ when he heard Kyle Sandilands’s parody of Vanilla Ice’s Ice Ice Baby

Speaking on The Kyle and Jackie O Show on Thursday, Kyle said his jaunty jingle would ‘save the world’ after ranting that Australia had become a ‘laughing stock’ due to its low vaccination rate.

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 adjusted to spread a pro-vaccine message.

‘I’m a bit nervous, I feel this is exactly what Guy Sebastian feels before he releases a song to the world. It’s giving my art to everyone,’ Kyle said, introducing the track.

‘Get vaxxed, baby,’ Kyle, who has had two doses of the Pfizer jab, then whispered on the track, much to the amusement of his co-host Jackie ‘O’ Henderson. 

Influencers: Speaking on The Kyle and Jackie O Show on Thursday, Kyle said his jaunty jingle would 'save the world' after ranting that Australia had become a 'laughing stock' due to its low vaccination rate. Pictured: Kyle Sandilands with Jackie 'O' Henderson

Influencers: Speaking on The Kyle and Jackie O Show on Thursday, Kyle said his jaunty jingle would ‘save the world’ after ranting that Australia had become a ‘laughing stock’ due to its low vaccination rate. Pictured: Kyle Sandilands with Jackie ‘O’ Henderson

‘Alright stop, vaccinate and listen. We are back with a brand new injection. Someone, grabbed a hold of you tightly rolled up your sleeves, daily or nightly,’ he rapped. 

‘Will this ever stop, yo, we don’t know – but stuck in lockdown really blows.’

As Jackie roared in delight, he continued: ‘Too many people thinks vax is a scandal, take two shots and Covid’s cancelled!

‘Pfizer, or AstraZeneca… hmmm… what rhymes with AstraZeneca? Oh yeah, America! One of the hundred places you can travel to.

‘So just relax, lay down your tinfoil hats and just get vaxxed, so we can go back to the old ways – shaking hands, kissing strangers all day!’

Jackie was quick to call 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 has released an incredibly catchy jingle to urge all Australians to get the Covid-19 vaccine

A jingle to ‘save the world’: Sandilands has 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 heard whispering on the track - much to the amusement of his co-host Jackie 'O' Henderson

Brilliant: ‘Get vaxxed, baby,’ Kyle, who has had 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 aged 16 to 60

* AstraZeneca recommended for people aged over 60

* Age ranges based on relative risk between getting the AstraZeneca vaccine and developing blood clots known as thrombosis and thrombocytopenia syndrome (TTS)

* Official expert medical advice does not stop someone under 60 from getting AstraZeneca jab if they want

* GPs can provide AstraZeneca to adults under 60 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 has had Pfizer, says no one under 60 should get AstraZeneca

* West Australian Premier Mark McGowan says people under 40 should not get AstraZeneca

* NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian, who has had two doses of AstraZeneca, says people should decide based on advice from their GP

* Prime Minister Scott Morrison says people should follow their GP’s advice

* His government has provided GPs with a no-fault indemnity scheme and offered people Medicare cover for vaccine consultations

* Thousands of people under 60 have followed the PM’s advice and booked in for AstraZeneca jabs with their GP

WHAT IS THE RISK FOR UNDER 60s?

* For 18-29s, the risk of a TTS blood clot is 1.9 per 100,000 AstraZeneca jabs

* 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 (which has affected 64 Australians so far) ranges from mild blood clotting to fatal cases

* Half of TTS cases in Australia have been discharged from hospital

* One in four have been more serious and required treatment in intensive care, and two people have died

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