Dolly Parton ‘happy’ to get first COVID-19 vaccine dose

The Queen of Country has been vaccinated.

“Dolly will get a dose of her personal medication,” Dolly Parton, 75, tweeted on Tuesday, alongside a photograph of herself at her appointment, sporting a sparkly-blue, long-sleeve shirt with higher arm cutouts in simply the suitable place for the coronavirus vaccine injection.

In the tweet, Parton tagged her vaccine website — Nashville, Tennessee’s Vanderbilt University Medical Center — the place she calmly sits in a low-backed chair in entrance of a logo-covered backdrop.

“I’m lastly gonna get my vaccine — I’m so excited,” Dolly instructed followers in an Instagram video posted from her appointment. “I’ve been ready some time, I’m sufficiently old to get it, and I’m good sufficient to get it,” she instructed her followers, specifying that she obtained the Moderna COVID-19 shot, which she helped fundwith a $1 million donation final April.

Then, “to match the event,” the “9 to 5” star launched right into a rendition of “Jolene” the place she as an alternative sings, “Vaccine, vaccine, vaccine, vaccine, I’m begging of you, please do not hesitate … ‘trigger when you deceased, then that is a bit too late.”

“The sooner everybody will get vaccinated, the sooner we are able to return to regular,” she went on, earlier than taking goal at those that do not plan to — or are on the fence about — getting vaccinated.

“I simply need to say to all of you cowards on the market: Don’t be such a hen squat. Get on the market and get your shot.”

She then obtained the first dose of her Moderna shot from Vanderbilt doctor Dr. Naji Abumrad. Parton met Abumrad following a 2013 automobile wreck, and it was their friendship that impressed her to donate to vaccine analysis, the Tennessean reported.

“Well, it did not take this lengthy to movie ‘9 to 5,’ ” she stated because the physician ready the syringe, earlier than telling the cameras, “I’ve been ready since December.”

Once the syringe was prepared, although, the injection course of was over in a jiffy.

“That did not harm,” she instructed the physician after.



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