On Sunday, Dolly Parton posted a celebratory selfie for the Easter holiday via Instagram. A graceful Parton is softly smiling at the camera in the snap, looking as angelic as ever.
For Parton and her fans, there is much to celebrate. The 75-year-old Tennesseean recently got her second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. Now, we can take a sigh of relief knowing the national treasure is safe from contracting the virus.
Fans Can Rest Easy After Dolly Parton Receives Final COVID-19 Vaccine
On Friday, the “Jolene” singer announced the news via Twitter. In the tweet, fans saw two pics of the singer receiving her final dose. She also took a moment to express her gratitude to the Vanderbilt University doctors and staff who administered the vaccine. She wrote, “Dolly gets a (second) dose of her own medicine.”
On Mar. 2, she got her first dose of the vaccine, which she also announced to the world with a Twitter video. In the clip, she urged everyone to get their shots when they can, “because the sooner we get to feeling better the sooner we get back to normal.”
On Monday, Tennessee will open up vaccine eligibility to all state residents over 16. According to the state’s health officials, the Volunteer state has administered more than 2.8 million doses of the vaccine. So far, nearly According to the state’s health department, 23 percent of the state’s population has received at least one vaccine dose.
Earlier, in true Dolly fashion, she said she wanted to wait to get her first dose, saying that others needed it more than her. “I’m not going to get mine until some more people get theirs, she said in February. “I don’t want it to look like I’m jumping the line just because I donated money. I’m very funny about that.”
However, she confirmed that she would still get the vaccine. “I’m going to get mine though, but I’m going to wait. I’m at the age where I could have gotten mine legally last week. I turned 75.” Parton became eligible to receive the vaccine once she turned 75.
However, she decided not to get the vaccine on her birthday, saying that she didn’t want it to come off like “a show.” “None of my work is really like that,” she added.