Rappers 'Goldie Lookin' Chain' release new song encouraging people to get their covid vaccine

  • Watch the video report by ITV Wales reporter Rob Shelley at a vaccination centre in Llandudno

Rappers 'Goldie Lookin’ Chain' have released a song encouraging people to get their covid vaccine.

The new single by the Newport group, called 'Get The Jab Done', was written after all members of the band had been vaccinated and they wanted to show others that getting the potentially life-saving jab is easy and safe.

It comes as more than two million adults are now fully vaccinated in Wales.

Those that have not yet been vaccinated are being invited to come forward to receive their vaccination without needing an appointment.

Public Health Wales figures show around a quarter of under-40s are yet to come forward for their vaccine.

The Welsh government said all 16 and 17-year-olds will have received their offer of a jab by the end of this week. 

During the pandemic, Goldie Lookin' Chain also released a song called 'The Self Isolation Rap'.

Talking about their new single, Rhys Hutchings said: “We are all well excited to be getting back on stage and into the studio now that everyone is getting the vax."

“The GLC has always said “safety in numbers”, it’s about everyone getting together for the collective good.

"Getting the jab not only protects you, but others as well."

"We thought we would add to the songs we have been doing over lockdown to help get the message out."

Hutchings added: "Get both jabs if you haven’t already, the people down at the centres are well nice and it’s free too!”

The song’s music video was filmed at a walk-in vaccination centre in Newport, outside the Newport Centre with members of the group holding placards in the streets surrounding the Kingsway shopping centre, as well as appearing at the Welsh Government’s press room in Cathays Park.

Figures show around a quarter of under-40s are yet to have their vaccine. Credit: PA

The song's release comes as the Welsh government is saying "no one should be left behind."

Health Minister Eluned Morgan said: “It’s not too late to get your vaccine.  Please come forward to take up your offer or attend a walk-in clinic to help protect yourselves and your loved ones and to Keep Wales Safe.”

Sixteen-year-old Mollie spoke to ITV News after she had her first dose of the vaccine in Llandudno.

She said: "I just want things to go back to normal and go back to school."

Sister Lottie Wilson, nurse manager at the Llandudno vaccination centre, said they're doing all they can to encourage people to get the jab.

"I try to accept that everybody's got their own views."

"I always ask them 'why' just in case there's something there they've read or been told that's not true. Often it is."

If you think you have been missed, or would like to find out details of walk-in centres in your area, you can find health board contact details here.