Covid: Kyle Sandilands clarifies he wasn't paid for Get Vaxxed Baby song 

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    Kyle Sandilands shuts down false rumours he was paid for ‘Get Vaxxed Baby’ song encouraging Australians to book their Covid-19 vaccination

    Kyle Sandilands has rubbished a false conspiracy theory he was paid by the government to promote the Covid-19 vaccine.

    The radio presenter, who has received two does of the Pfizer vaccine, on Thursday released a music video called ‘Get Vaxxed Baby’ encouraging Australians to book their vaccination with their local GP.

    The song, set to the tune of Vanilla Ice’s 1990 hit Ice Ice Baby, has gone viral on social media and even drawn praise from Prime Minister Scott Morrison. 

    Setting the record straight: Kyle Sandilands has rubbished a false conspiracy theory he was paid by the government to promote the Covid-19 vaccine with his song Get Vaxxed Baby

    Setting the record straight: Kyle Sandilands has rubbished a false conspiracy theory he was paid by the government to promote the Covid-19 vaccine with his song Get Vaxxed Baby

    But some skeptics, mainly anti-vaxxer conspiracy theorists, have falsely claimed the 50-year-old KIIS FM host was paid to endorse the vaccine rollout.

    Sandilands confirmed on Friday he hadn’t been paid to record the song or its video, and simply wanted to spread a positive message about getting vaccinated.

    He said on The Kyle and Jackie O Show: ‘A lot of people think I got paid. I got paid nothing. I wasn’t asked to do it. It was something we just came up with.’

    His co-host Jackie ‘O’ Henderson noted that the small minority of Australians who are anti-vaccination often hijack social media to make it appear as though their views are more widespread, when in reality most people support vaccination.

    Sandilands then interjected: ‘I wish I was getting paid for it. I should’ve thought about that. But no, no fee at all.’

    Henderson added: ‘You’re doing it just purely with good intentions.’

    Sandilands clarified his intention was to spread a lighthearted, positive message, in contrast to the often ‘confusing’ information available about vaccines.

    It comes after NSW Health Minister Brad Hazzard praised Sandilands for his ‘Get Vaxxed Baby’ song at Thursday’s Covid press conference, calling it ‘fantastic’.

    ‘Kyle’s been doing his bit with [his song] Get Vaxxed Baby. I love that song. It’s fantastic,’ he told the assembled media.

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

    Sandilands had earlier said he hoped his jaunty jingle would ‘save the world’ after ranting that Australia had become a ‘laughing stock’ due to its low vaccination rate. 

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