Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson celebrated getting his second Covid-19 vaccine dose on Saturday.
The 48-year-old pro wrestler–turned–superstar actor shared a selfie of himself getting jab number two with his 231million Instagram followers over the weekend.
He didn’t just focus on his own good fortune, but also included a stirring salute to frontline healthcare workers risking their lives to battle the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
Fully covered: Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson, 48, shared a photo of himself getting his second coronavirus vaccine on Saturday while sharing his appreciation for ‘front line health care workers [sic]’
Dwayne showed off his rippling muscles in a gray tank top with a bald eagle soaring on the front.
He made sure to wear a black mask to slow the spread of Covid-19, while also covering up with a camouflage trucker hat.
While he snapped the photo, a friend appeared to be giving him the shot in his upper arm.
‘Round 2. Full tilt,’ he began his caption. ‘Mahalo to my long time ace @_amarcules and all our front line health care warriors here in the US and around the world.’
More to do: He said there was more work to be done in fighting the coronavirus. ‘The more intel I come to understand the more work I realize we have in front of us’
Despite his hopeful demeanor, the Fast & Furious franchise star didn’t sugarcoat how much further the world would have to go to defeat the pandemic.
‘The more intel I come to understand the more work I realize we have in front of us. Step by step. Keep on keepin’ on,’ he added, while including the hashtag, ‘#vaccinated.’
Although The Rock now has two doses of either the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine, he won’t be fully protected until around two weeks after Saturday’s dose.
Public health officials have recommend vaccinated people act as if nothing has changed for those final two weeks in order to prevent the possibility of contracting the virus before the full immunity has kicked in.
People receiving the Johnson & Johnson vaccine also have to wait two weeks after their dose for the full effects to kick in, but that vaccine only requires a single dose.
Helping out: After sharing his second dose, the former wrestler promoted his Guac on the Rock program on Instagram, which reimburses guacamole purchases at local restaurants
Discounted: In order to help struggling restaurants, The Rock will reimburse guacamole purchases up to $10, as long as the customer orders his Teremana tequila as well; seen in 2019 in Hollywood
Shortly after sharing his health update, Dwayne engaged in some promotion of his Tequila label.
During a virtual interview Thursday on Today, the fitness icon opened up about his Guac on the Rock promotion, which celebrates his birthday on May 2.
From May 1–5, people throughout the United States can order guacamole at restaurants partnering with the program that serve his Teremana tequila and The Rock will reimburse the cost of their guacamole up to $10, though the reimbursements end after $1 million of guac is paid for.
He joked that ‘those days of celebrating my birthday are long gone,’ but the program is more about getting people to support their local restaurants, many of which were decimated by the pandemic and lockdowns necessary to curb its spread.
‘This motivates people to get back out there and get back into their local restaurants, order their drinks, have fun, as safe as possible, and order their guacamole — it’s all on me, I’ll take care of everything for you guys,’ he said.
Uncertain: In an interview with Willie Geist that will be released Sunday, Dwayne admitted he questioned his choice to transition to acting early on; seen with Jason Statham in Hobbs & Shaw
In the same interview, Dwayne, whose now the highest-paid actor in Hollywood, admitted he’d always had doubts about transitioning to acting.
‘When I left wrestling and transitioned to Hollywood, there was a time there when I wondered if I’d made the right decision,’ he admitted.
He said he was ‘looked down on’ when he first entered the business after making his name as a wrestling superstar.
But despite his success, he said his goal isn’t to be the ‘biggest this or the biggest that.’
Difficult change: He said he was ‘looked down on’ when he first entered the business after making his name as a wrestling superstar; seen in 2015 in LA