Jackie O overcomes hesitation and gets AstraZeneca vaccine on air
Jackie ‘O’ Henderson is the latest high-profile media personality to get a COVID-19 vaccination and encourage others to do the same.
Henderson’s co-host Kyle Sandilands is already fully vaccinated with the Pfizer jab.
“I’m fully vaccinated on Pfizer, because of white privilege,” he said on air.
Henderson, meanwhile, indicated she was sick of waiting for that vaccine to become available to her.
“I am on a waiting list for Pfizer, but I just figured that AstraZeneca why not take it?,” she said.
“I would rather get the vaccination now because I’m worried that COVID’s out there and this strain is a bad one,” she added.
She noted she’d also taken heart from the videos compiled by newsreader Brooklyn Ross about the importance of Sydney getting vaccinated as soon as possible, and how people holding out for Pfizer could cause the city to be in lockdown much longer than necessary.
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The same doctor who administered vaccines to Mike ‘E’ Etheridge and Emma Chow on the Mike E & Emma show on Monday gave Henderson her jab.
He reiterated his prediction that if you live in New South Wales, you won’t be able to leave the state until you’ve had two doses of the vaccine.
He also said some of the outlandish theories about the dangers of the vaccine are “deluded”.
Sandilands has been a vocal advocate of the vaccine, going so far as to create a ‘Get Vaxxed Baby’ jingle and music video which has since been endorsed by both Prime Minister Scott Morrison and NSW health minister Brad Hazzard.