Sir Elton John and Sir Michael Caine have joined forces in a new video to encourage people to get vaccinated against coronavirus.
The showbusiness giants, who are in their 70s and 80sand have been vaccinated by the NHS, recorded the comic 90 second clip to show others that getting the life-saving jab is easy and safe.
In Jersey, more than 15,000 vaccines have been administered, with 9,947 in Guernsey (as at 31st January). In England, more than 10 million people have already been vaccinated by the NHS
The new film to promote the jab was organised by Lord Ara Darzi who leads Imperial REACT COVID Surveillance Study Group, a friend to the two stars, and filmed at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital.
Sir Elton John said: “I wanted to take part in this 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.”
The film shows Sir Elton, 73, ‘auditioning’ for an advert promoting the jab.
The singer says: “The more people in society who get vaccinated, the more chance there is of eradicating the national COVID pandemic. It’s really important to know that the vaccines have all been through and met the necessary safety and quality standards.”
Sir Elton then pretends to get the jab before bursting in to his 1983 hit I’m Still Standing.
The unimpressed ‘director’ tells him “thanks Elton we will let you know” to which he replies: “Well at this short notice you won’t find anyone bigger”.
The film then cuts to Sir Michael, 87, who says that the vaccine “didn’t hurt”, adding his famous catch phrase: “Not many people know that.”