Sirs Elton John and Michael Caine appeared in a new public service announcement from the United Kingdom’s National Health Service. The beloved entertainers encourage fellow citizens to get vaccinated against COVID-19, and “to show the jab is easy and safe.”
The Guardian notes of the campaign, “The NHS is now asking anyone aged 70 or over who has not yet been vaccinated to contact their GP about the jab.”
Via BBC News:
The rock star and actor, who have both had the vaccine, appear to audition for the role of reassuring the public that they are safe and effective.
More than 12 million people in the UK have had at least one dose of a vaccine.
Two different ones are currently being used, and a third has been approved.
Sir Elton, 73, said he wanted to take part in the film “to help show people the benefits of getting vaccinated and how it helps protect ourselves and the people we love.”
“So, I hope we can all come together and do our bit in the fight against this wretched disease,” he added.
Meanwhile, the United States is rolling out vaccinations more sporadically. Here in Los Angeles, vaccination was halted for the day when supplies rain out.
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