I’ma take myself to the hospital, i’m gonna vax til I cant no more. Anti-Vaxxers lurking, saying it aint working, infecting the babies, you can go an ask em

These lyrics are found in a lighthearted new song with an important message from college student and recording artist Austin Jordan. Parodying Lil Nas X’s viral sensation “Old Town Road,” the 22-year-old raps all about the importance of vaccinations.

Austin, a senior at the University of St. Thomas in Saint Paul, Minnesota, says he has always had a profound interest in music, as well as infectious disease studies.

The parody came along as part of a project for his Biology of Global Health capstone class, which focused mostly on vaccinations. His goal was to raise awareness about low vaccination rates across the country in an attempt to combat vaccine-preventable diseases from arising.

Austin has always believed that music has a very powerful effect on people. He hopes that this video will convince people to get out and get vaccinated and to combat the unfortunate trend of people spreading myths about vaccinations.

“Diseases that were once considered eliminated across the country are popping up again. The untrue stigma about vaccinations needs to stop… and quick.”

Watch the video below, and make sure you and your family get up to date on your vaccinations. 

Josh Stewart considers himself a global citizen first and foremost and is passionate about cultural exchange. He has a B.s. in Political Science and Hispanic Studies from St. John's University in Minnesota and experience as both an ESL and social studies teacher in Korea and the Philippines. He currently works a digital content Manager for Citizen Education and Education Post and enjoys both traditional and creative methods crafting messages around the desperate need to improve our education system and provide quality options to the most marginalized students and families.


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