Mariah Carey to Ryan Reynolds: the best celebrity reactions to receiving the Covid-19 vaccine

Stars, like the rest of us, have been relieved to get their shots

As vaccine programmes continue to roll out across the world, more and more famous faces are sharing their experience with receiving the jab.

The latest star to do so is Mariah Carey, who had a very Mariah Carey reaction to getting the shot. The singer had someone film her as she sat on the doctor's bench, awaiting the injection being prepared by two medical staff in the room.

“So I’m calming down, I’m a little nervous, I’m about to get the shot,” she said through her black face mask, paired with her signature sunglasses.

As the nurse injected her, she lets out two extremely high-pitched screams, showing that her famous vocal range doesn't just come in handy when singing.

“Vaccine side effect: G6”, she captioned the video. The G major sixth is a four-note chord that is notoriously difficult to hit.

Carey is not the only star to share a funny reaction to receiving the vaccine, here are a few more:

Dolly Parton

Singer Dolly Parton received the Covid-19 vaccine she helped fund in early March, and celebrated with a special version of her classic hit Jolene.

"Vaccine, vaccine, vaccine, vaccine, I'm begging of you, please don't hesitate," she sang in a video of her receiving the shot.

"I'm finally going to get my vaccine shot. I'm so excited. I've been waiting a while. I'm old enough and I'm smart enough to get it," Parton said in the introduction of a video she posted on Twitter.

Parton donated $1 million to Vanderbilt University for coronavirus research in April 2020. Her donation was made in the name of Dr Naji Abumrad, a physician who helped her recover after a 2013 car crash.

A portion of the donation founded the Dolly Parton Covid-19 Research Fund, which led to the creation of the Moderna Covid-19 vaccine. She received a dose of the vaccine on March 2.

She was eligible to receive the vaccine earlier in the year, but decided to delay getting the shot.

“I don’t want it to look like I’m jumping the line just because I donated money,” Parton told the Associated Press. “I’m very funny about that.”

Yo-Yo Ma

After receiving his second dose of the vaccine, world-famous cellist Yo-Yo Ma put on an impromptu special performance for Massachusetts residents at Berkshire Community College, where the gymnasium has been turned into a vaccination centre.

Ma used the 15-minute observation period after receiving his Covid-19 jab to perform for others who were also newly inoculated. The cellist "wanted to give something back", Richard Hall of the Berkshire Covid-19 Vaccine Collaborative told The Berkshire Eagle newspaper.

After getting his shot, Ma took a seat by the wall of the community college, where he wore his mask and was socially distant from others. He then began to play music on his cello for a small but appreciative and applauding audience.

“In these days of anxiety, I wanted to find a way to continue to share some of the music that gives me comfort,” he tweeted.

Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively

A-list couple Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively celebrated receiving their vaccine in their typical tongue-in-cheek style, taking to social media to share images of them having the jab. On his Instagram account, Reynold’s poked fun at online conspiracy theories, captioning his picture: “Finally got 5G.”

Lively, meanwhile, was a little more sentimental with her post. “Find you someone who looks at you like I look at the heroic nurse vaccinating me,” she wrote.

Steve Martin

Father of the Bride star Steve Martin received the vaccine in January, taking to Twitter to share the news with his followers. "Good news: I just got vaccinated! Bad news: I got it because I'm 75. Ha!" the actor wrote. "Thank you all and thank you science."

Later, he joked he had “no fide resects” after receiving the jab.


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