Rock legend Jimmy Barnes says he ‘didn’t feel a thing’ after getting his first Covid-19 vaccine

Jimmy Barnes has received his first of two vaccine shots for Covid-19.

On Tuesday, the Australian music icon shared a photo to Instagram of himself getting the AstraZeneca vaccine.

The 64-year-old took his face mask off to smile for the camera as the needle was injected into his upper arm.

‘So far so good’: Australian rock legend Jimmy Barnes says he ‘didn’t feel a thing’ after getting his first Covid-19 vaccine. He was given the AstraZeneca jab on Tuesday

The Cold Chisel frontman was accompanied by his wife of almost four decades, Jane Mahoney, 63.

He wrote in the caption: ‘Jane and I got our Astro Z Covid-19 jabs last night, didn’t feel a thing and so far so good. Be safe.’

The Barneses are among the more than one million Australians who have received the either the AstraZeneca or Pfizer vaccines.

‘Be safe’: The Cold Chisel frontman was accompanied by his wife of almost four decades, Jane

The Government’s vaccine program – criticised for being too slow – suffered a major setback last Thursday after health authorities recommended the AstraZeneca vaccine should only be given to people over 50 due to the risk of blood clotting.

The AstraZeneca jab was the vaccine the government was relying heavily on, but it has since secured an additional 20million Pfizer vaccine doses that will be shipped from overseas later in the year.

The Pfizer vaccine is now the preferred vaccine for those aged under 50. 

Prime Minister Scott Morrison originally planned to have all Australians vaccinated by October.

Vaccine: The Barneses are among the more than one million Australians who have received the either the AstraZeneca or Pfizer vaccines. Health authorities have recommended the AstraZeneca vaccine should only be given to people over 50 due to the risk of blood clotting

Proud parents: The couple have four children together who are all musicians: Mahalia, Eliza-Jane, Jackie and Elly-May

Blended family: Jimmy also has three children from previous relationships: Today Extra host David Campbell (right), and daughters Amanda Bennett and Megan Torzyn

No coronavirus vaccines, including the AstraZeneca and Pfizer jabs Australia is relying on, are 100 per cent effective against the deadly virus.    

Jimmy and Jane have four children together who are all musicians: Mahalia, Eliza-Jane, Jackie and Elly-May.

The Scottish-born singer also has three children from previous relationships: Today Extra host David Campbell, as well as long-lost daughters Amanda Bennett and Megan Torzyn, whom he met in 2010.

Together, the Barneses have a total of 14 grandchildren. Jimmy is also a great-grandfather to one. 

Family: Together, the Barneses have a total of 14 grandchildren. Jimmy is also a great-grandfather to one. Jimmy is pictured here with three of his grandchildren

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