With the Delta variant of COVID running rampant across the world, Sir Paul McCartney is spreading one simple message for his fans: “BE COOL. GET VAX’D.”
The beanie- and face-mask-wearing 79-year-old rocker wrote this message on Instagram, while signing off as “Paul,” underneath a picture of himself getting his COVID shot from a health care professional on Monday (Aug. 2).
According to data from the U.K. government, more than 46 million people have received the first dose of the COVID vaccine, while only 38 million have gotten the second dose. The Beatles’ legend told The Sun in December 2020 that he was eager to get the jab when the top-priority groups — citizens over the age of 50 and those in high-risk categories — were eligible toward the beginning of 2021.
“The vaccine will get us out of this. I think we’ll come through it, I know we’ll come through, and it’s great news about the vaccine,” he said in the interview. “I’ll have it as soon as I’m allowed.”
See Paul’s snap of getting the jab below.