The queen of country music, Dolly Parton, has officially received her COVID-19 vaccine on Tuesday. And she even shared a video of her getting the shot with her fans on social media.
“I’m finally going to get my vaccine, I’m so excited,” Parton says in the video. “I’ve been waiting a while. I’m old enough to get it, and I’m smart enough to get it, so I’m very happy that I’m going to get my Moderna shot today.”
Parton encourages everyone else to get out and get their vaccine as well. She even changed up one of her iconic songs to fit the occasion.
“Vaccine, vaccine, vaccine, vaccine, I’m begging of you please don’t hesitate,” Parton sings to the tune of “Jolene. “Vaccine, vaccine, vaccine, vaccine, cause once you’re dead then that’s a bit too late.”
The country icon even jokes around with her doctor while he is administering her dose saying, “it didn’t take this long to film ‘9 to 5.'”
Dolly Parton posted the entire video to her official Twitter page on Tuesday afternoon. She captions the tweet with, “Dolly gets a dose of her own medicine.” She also tagged Vanderbilt University Medical Center in her post.
Her video has already gotten more than 20,000 likes in the short time since being posted online. Take a look below:
Dolly Parton One of Several Donors to Moderna’s COVID-19 Vaccine
It’s been a long time coming for Dolly Parton to receive her COVID-19 vaccine but she has finally gotten it. And if the above video is any indication, she definitely seems like she was excited to do so.
It must be nice to see something she helped fund pay off for so many people. Back in April last year, Parton announced that she was giving $1 million to researchers working to develop a coronavirus vaccine. She was then listed as one of several donors in the Moderna vaccine that was found to be 94.5 percent effective.
“I’m just happy that anything I do can help somebody else,” Parton told the NBC Today show at the time. “When I donated the money to the COVID fund, I just wanted it to do good. And evidently, it is. And let’s just hope we find a cure real soon.”
The 75-year-old country singer has been eligible to get her shot, but she didn’t do so up until today.
“I’m not going to get mine until some more people get theirs,” she said to The Associated Press. “I don’t want it to look like I’m jumping the line just because I donated money. I’m very funny about that.”
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