Nicola Roberts and David Walliams throw support behind Covid vaccine in new NHS film

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A star-studded cast of celebrities have joined forces with the NHS in support of the Covid-19 vaccine programme to urge us to help get back to “the rhythm of life” by making sure we have the second dose.

In a new uplifting film released today, David Walliams, Asa Butterfield, Colin Salmon, Derek Jacobi, Don Warrington, Jim Broadbent, Nicola Roberts, Russel Tovey, Sandra Marvin take to the stage to passionately perform the toe-tapping tune, The Rhythm of Life.

The film will encourage people to keep coming forward to get their vaccine to play their part in getting us back to the rhythm of life, as the vaccine rollout paves the way for lockdown easing this July.

Actor Jim Broadbent said: “The film gave us the chance to show our appreciation and celebration for the NHS vaccine rollout in the best way we know-how.

Celebs have joined forces with the NHS in support of the Covid-19 vaccine programme to urge us to help get back to “the rhythm of life”
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“Thank you to the millions who have already received their vaccinations and please ‘just get your vaccine’ to the rest.

"Vaccines are helping us get back to everything we love and every industry – including the Arts – couldn’t be more grateful to each and every person for getting their vaccine.”

David Walliams added: “The NHS has done an absolutely fantastic job rolling out COVID-19 vaccines at such speed and, as we do in the film, I want to implore everyone to get their vaccine when called so we can get back to the all-singing, all-dancing, rhythm of life that we love.”

Asa Butterfield calls on viewers to “get that vaccine"
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The film will be shown across YouTube and NHS and Department of Health social media channels in a bid to spread the word that it is important for people to have both jabs.

In-between the dancing, Asa Butterfield calls on viewers to “get that vaccine”, Don Warrington advocates “I’ve had mine!” and Jim Broadbent delivers the final “just get that vaccine,” concluding plea to encourage people to play their part in getting us back to the ‘rhythm of life’.

A total of 82.7 million doses have been administered across the UK, with 44.7 million people receiving their first dose and 32.8 million people receiving their second dose.

Russel Tovey appearing in film supporting COVID-19 vaccination programme
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Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden said: “Vaccines are saving lives, protecting the NHS, and will ensure we get bums back on seats safely. Every adult in the country can now get their jab.

"Thank you to all these stars for getting the message out.

"Let’s get them back on stage by finishing the job with the vaccine rollout.”

Jim Broadbent appears in the star-studded video
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Health and Social Care Secretary Sajid Javid said: “Vaccines save lives so it is fantastic to see some of our most beloved stars in entertainment back the vital vaccination rollout, which is helping this country fight this pandemic.

“The evidence is clear, the vaccine is the best way to help protect yourself and your loved ones, so if you get the call do not delay in booking your appointment as we do everything we can to get back to normal life.”

* The Rhythm Of Life NHS film encourages all adults in the UK to get both doses of the Covid-19 vaccine for maximum protection. Visit:www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-vaccination for more information on the Covid-19 vaccine.

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