Dolly Parton gets the first dose of the Moderna vaccine .— she financed it and sings about it too!!!
The beloved “9 to 5” singer got her first dose of the Moderna vaccine on Tuesday at the Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville and shared a video of the process — and it was dubbed “Dolly gets a dose of her own medicine.”
“It did not take this long to film 9 to 5,” joked Dolly Parton.
Singer Dolly Parton has been inoculated with the Covid-19 vaccine from Moderna that she helped to fund – reworking the lyrics to her song Jolene while receiving the jab | Read more: https://t.co/L4KnNEfIX5 pic.twitter.com/iJHn4kRgUH
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The Country Music Icon even changed the words to her famous song “Jolene” … and brought out a slightly dark parody version to hammer her desire for a vaccine for all.
Dolly Parton also playfully calls out the “cowards” and “chicken bonds”, who are afraid to get their shot by showing themselves as they are vaccinated … and she says it does not even hurt!
Parton said that enough vaccinated people ultimately contribute to the fact that life is normalized.
“That would be a great shot in the arm, right?” she joked.
But the 75-year-old has been waiting for vaccination just like everyone else — and she insisted that she had to wait her turn. Dolly said, “I do not want it to look like I would skip the line just because I donated money.”
Seriously … she is a national treasure.
“Vaccine, vaccine, vaccine, vaciiiiiiiine,” she sang. “I implore you, please do not hesitate.”
Dolly parton – singer, actress, icon and pharmaceutical benefactors – received her first dose of the Moderna Covid 19 vaccine, which she co-financed on Tuesday.
“When I first gave money to the Covid Fund, I just wanted it to do well, and that’s obvious,” she said, as Moderna’s first very successful results were known in November.
Despite her donation, Dolly Parton insisted that she had to wait in the queue until it was time to get a dose.