It’s here, it’s finally gonna happen – the Pfizer vaccine has landed in Australia ahead of the rollout starting on January 22. As footage and images flood the news of these unassuming boxes being handled as delicately as airport ground staff can (read: not chucked around like a footy) something about the whole surreal event has caused everyone’s brains to go all weird and react accordingly: with vaccine memes.
Twitter has gone off like a frog in a sock with memes. Absolutely exploding with dumb jokes and one-liners as everyone races to post the perfect gag about the arrival of the vaccine.
can't wait to get one of the first vaccines, as someone who is verified on twitter— Bec Shaw (@Brocklesnitch) February 15, 2021
Plunging my hand into a big box of 140,000 covid vaccines, rummaging around to find a fresh one at the bottom.— Evan Morgan Grahame (@Evan_M_G) February 15, 2021
breaking into the DHL truck to drink all the vaccines like the possum that got caught in the pastry shop— Leah Williams (@legenette) February 15, 2021
oh nooo i got an email saying my delivery of 140,000 vaccine doses arrived but no one was at home to sign for it?? ????????????— CAMERONWILSON (@cameronwilson) February 15, 2021
Can you blame us? We’ve watched on as other developed countries have had their jabs, patiently waiting for whoever it is that runs things (Morrison? I don’t even know anymore) to pull their finger out of their ass and get us our needles.
i dropped all the Pfizer vaccine doses, sorry everyone 🙁— Alex McKinnon (@mckinnon_a) February 15, 2021
Found the vaccine delivery..it's on the roof. Use a broom to get it pic.twitter.com/SnDBxjxCdr— Maxibon (@thiscassgirl) February 15, 2021
update: the vaccine is browsing at the LEGO shop. at this stage there is no indication of its plans to buy anything but it’s checking out all the little keyrings with the little guys on them
— shut up, xavier (@XavierRN) February 15, 2021
Maybe it’s the months of multiple lockdowns that have boiled my brain to a point of mushy perfection, but I’m reading every single one of these vaccine memes and outwardly giggling. Every one of them, more perfect than the last.
Is it because we’ve gone the last 12 months of living in this strange fear, an existence of limbo where normality has been snatched away from us? Has too much time working from home and being away from social interaction made us all isolated and weird? Is this simply just a concentrated example of Australians using humour to navigate something that could potentially change things quite drastically?
how long til wickr lights up with— richard 'hassel' hofstadter (@CBGBsss) February 15, 2021
????????: $25 – fresh off the boat!
The first Pfizer jabs have arrived in Australia. Not many though. It’s like looking for a needle in a g’day stack.— Rick Morton (@SquigglyRick) February 15, 2021
The Pfizer vaccine was delivered into Australia today but vaccinations will only start next Monday because the CMO got a card in the letterbox saying he wasn't home even though he was and now he's got to pick it up from the post office but he can only get there later in the week.— Adam Liaw (@adamliaw) February 15, 2021
in the mood ???? to get ???? a big load ???? of that pfizer vaccine ???? pumped into me— Lav Baj (@lavosaurus) February 15, 2021
I mean, even I wasn’t immune from making a stupid-ass joke to celebrate (?) the Pfizer vaccines landing at Sydney airport. I simply had to fire off a tweet, because god damn I wish to have those jabs pegged at me like freshly sharpened darts already.
throw that gd jab at me like a human dartboard, behind the line, 501 rules— corgi (@courtwhip) February 15, 2021
Ok one more, and then I’m done. Just because this has made me choke on my tea.
australians who don’t want the covid vaccine can trade in their vaccine authorisation ticket for a $250 jb hifi voucher, that way no one misses out ????— good engrams (@BenatarSeaOrg) February 15, 2021
Ahh, may memes never stop being the perfect response to any major event.