The development of the COVID-19 vaccine means we are one step closer to getting our normal lives back. However, many around the country and around the world are hesitant to get this vaccine.
To help normalize getting vaccinated, many celebrities are sharing photos of themselves getting the vaccine. And here are just a few of our fave celeb photos!
This Deadpool star couldn’t resist cracking a joke about his vaccination. On his Instagram, he wrote that he “Finally got 5G.”
It turns out that musical maven Mariah Carey has a similar sense of humor as Ryan Reynolds. After she got vaccinated, she posted on Instagram about a “Vaccine side effect: G6.”
Nick Offerman played a character on Parks and Rec that was wary of the government. But the real actor is grateful for the government’s vaccine rollout, writing on Twitter, “Thank you, science.”
Amy Schumer not only got her vaccine, but she also got a social movement going. On Instagram, she posted a picture of herself getting vaxxed in a fancy gown. There, she wrote, “If you want to join me and support @pencilsforkidsinc take a pick of yourself getting the vaccine in your best suit or nicest dress. Use #downtogown.”
Noodles from The Offspring
The Offspring guitarist Kevin “Noodles” Wasserman shared a photo of his vaccine shot on Twitter with the caption “You gotta go get vaccinated,” a play on lyrics from the band’s hit song “Come Out and Play (Keep ‘Em Separated).”
Music legend Dolly Parton posted a funny caption with her vaccination pic on Instagram. “Dolly gets a dose of her own medicine.” This references the fact that Parton helped fund the Moderna vaccine that she eventually received.
Part of what has always made Arnold Schwarzenegger charming is his sense of humor. And he couldn’t resist referencing one of his more famous roles as he encouraged his Instagram followers to get vaccinations.
“Today was a good day. I have never been happier to wait in a line,” he wrote. “If you’re eligible, join me and sign up to get your vaccine. Come with me if you want to live!”
Quirky character actor Jeff Goldblum posted his photo to Instagram while reminding us of the need to thank our local health workers.
“Immense gratitude to all of the frontline healthcare workers, continuing to work tirelessly to keep us all safe,” he wrote. “As a citizen well into my platinum years, I got my first dose of the vaccine through the LA County Department of Health. I’ll continue to wear masks and practice social distancing. This too shall pass. Grand things are ahead.”
Sean Penn is a famous actor-turned-activist, and he used his Twitter platform to praise those he has been working with. “I’m a lucky man. Lucky to work alongside the @LAFD & our great frontline @CoreResponse staff, our partners at Carbon Health, USC, & Curative Lab.”
Few people have the “living legend” cred that Willie Nelson does. After he and his wife got the vaccine from Family Hospital Systems in Texas, they posted a picture of Nelson giving a thumbs up with this message: “Thank you Willie Nelson for helping Family Hospital Systems slow the spread of COVID-19.”
Modern Family star Julie Bowen had a strong sense of humor about her participation in a vaccine trial. On Instagram on January 20, she wrote that she was “Wearing blue for Biden/Harris at my 2nd (hopefully?) vaccine injection. It’s a trial so a: I did not ‘jump the line’ and b: I may just get saline…. It’s still an honor to be part of the process.”
Samuel L. Jackson
Film titan Samuel L. Jackson looked to start a few different hashtags when he posted about his vaccination on Instagram. “At The Forum getting that 1st jab!! #lookoutworldbouttobustbackout#vaccinespring#gogitchyoursigotmine,” he wrote.
Christie Brinkley may be a celeb, but she comes across as one of us on Instagram. There, she posted a pic of getting vaccinated in comfy Cariuma sneakers and being really honest about why she is excited.
“I just got my second dose of the vaccine that’s going to get us all back to seeing friends and dining out and going to see plays in theatres and sing together at concerts and laugh at the movies.”
Rather than relying on social media, Al Roker took things to the next level by getting his vaccination live on the air of Today!
For country singing icon Loretta Lynn, getting the vaccination was a family affair because she brought her daughter Peggy. On Instagram, Lynn wrote, “Well, I bundled up and Peggy Jean and I rolled out of Hurricane Mills so I could get this vaccine. I’m sure glad to get it and am sure ready to put Covid in the rear view mirror! And I enjoyed the mom daughter time, too! #winning #sickofcovid #stayhealthy #besafe #getyours.”
Jonathan Van Ness
Queer Eye star Jonathan Van Ness used his fame to spread some valuable info on Instagram on February 22. In addition to sharing his photo, he wrote, “In NY, where I’m working the vaccine program expanded to include people w pre-existing conditions, being HIV+ is one of the conditions that allows folks to be vaccinated, so if you’re HIV+ please check your states guidelines to see if you’re eligible and get vaccinated against covid-19!”
Ian McKellen is arguably most famous for portraying the wizard Gandalf in The Lord of the Rings movies. But in real life, he is happy to champion science over magic.
On Facebook, he left a heartfelt message for fans: “It’s a very special day, I feel euphoric. I would have no hesitation in recommending it to anyone. I feel very lucky to have had the vaccine.”
Ian McKellen’s X-Men co-star Hugh Jackman also was enthusiastic about getting the vaccine.
“Wolverine’s healing ability can’t save me from Covid. But the vaccine can. Get it!” he wrote on Instagram.
AOC has quite the online following, and she felt it was important to lead by example with vaccination. “I would never, ever ask you to do something I wasn’t willing to do myself,” she told her followers on Instagram.
Kamala Harris and Joe Biden work as a team when it comes to important matters. Here, we can see her getting a vaccination on December 29 and showing how simple this vital action really is.
One of the biggest jobs a president has is to reassure the public. When Joe Biden got his vaccination as President-Elect on December 21, he had a simple message for the country: “There’s nothing to worry about.”
Former first lady Michelle Obama got her shot and encouraged others to do the same. On Instagram, she wrote, “When you can get the COVID-19 vaccine, I hope you do—Barack and I are certainly glad we did. It’s our best shot at beating this virus, looking out for one another, and getting back to some of the things we miss. Getting vaccinated will save lives—and that life could be yours.”
Ivanka Trump got her Covid vaccine shot in Miami, Florida on April 15 and shared the photo on Instagram. “Today, I got the shot!!! I hope that you do too! Thank you Nurse Torres!!! 💙” she wrote.
The Dalai Lama received his first Covid vaccine dose in India on March 6 and shared the pic to Instagram.