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Dolly Gets Vaccinated

She was instrumental in getting the vaccine produced.

Dolly Parton received her Moderna Covid vaccine Tuesday, March 2nd at Nashville’s Vanderbilt University Medical Center. She shared a picture of herself receiving the injection, as well as a video encouraging everyone to get the vaccine on social media. Moderna is the vaccine that researchers at Vanderbilt were working on thanks in part to Dolly’s one million dollar donation last year.

In the photo, Dolly is getting the vaccine from her friend and Vanderbilt researcher Dr. Naji Abumrad. She captioned it with, “Dolly gets a dose of her own medicine.”


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The video also shows Dolly getting the shot, and asking others to do the same. She says, “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 gonna get my Moderna shot today, and I want to tell everybody that you should get out there and do it, too. I even changed one of my songs to fit the occasion. It goes, ‘Vaccine, vaccine, vaccine, vaccine, I’m beggin’ of you please don’t hesitate/ Vaccine, vaccine, vaccine, vaccine, cause once you’re dead then that’s a bit too late.'”


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Other Country icons who recently got their Covid vaccine include Willie Nelson and Loretta Lynn.

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