Dolly Parton Receives Second Dose Of The Moderna Vaccine

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Dolly Parton will get the second dose of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine she helped to fund

Dolly Parton, queen of nation music and paying for COVID-19 vaccine analysis is **drumroll please** absolutely vaccinated y’all! The 75-year-old nation famous person introduced over the weekend that she obtained the second dose of the Moderna vaccine, and effectively, technically I shouldn’t say she’s “fully vaccinated” as a result of that happens two weeks after your second dose (shoutout CDC!), however nonetheless — yah!

“Dolly gets a (second) dose of her own medicine,” the singer playfully captioned a photograph as she posed with medical doctors and nurses at Vanderbilt University post-jab.

⁣Last yr, Dolly donated $1 million to Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s Covid-19 analysis efforts and that analysis went in direction of the Moderna vaccine she simply completed receiving.

According to The Guardian, the Dolly Parton COVID-19 Research Fund (because it’s referred to) has additionally funded analysis into COVID-19 remedies, together with a convalescent plasma research at Vanderbilt University. She’s been credited in various analysis papers concerning the virus, as a result of their research had been performed partially with cash from her enormous donation, and it wasn’t till eagle-eyed reporters studying the papers final final yr famous her involvement within the improvement of the vaccine that all of us discovered about it.

Even although Dolly actually paid for the Moderna vaccine, she didn’t even lower the road when the U.S. first rolled out the all-important shot in December. If anybody is worthy of getting a dose, it’s Dolly — she may have marched into any hospital and pulled a “Do you know who I am?” however this literal heaven-sent angel waited till she may safe an appointment and obtained her first dose at the start of March 2021, telling followers in a video, “I don’t want it to look like I’m jumping the line just because I donated money.”

“I’m so excited. I’ve been waiting a while,” she mentioned earlier than the shot. “I’m old enough to get it, and I’m smart enough to get it.”

At her appointment she wore a pleasant lengthy sleeve shirt with shoulder cut-outs, making it the right vax-ready sartorial choice after which she modified the lyrics to “Jolene” to be concerning the “vaccine, vaccine, vaccine, vaccciinnneee,” and sang it for the followers. She additionally known as anti-vaxxers “chicken squat,” and we truthfully should defend this girl in any respect prices. Like, at any price.

“When I donated the money to the COVID fund, I just wanted it to do good and evidently it is… I just wanted to encourage everybody [to get vaccinated] because the sooner we get to feeling better the sooner we get back to normal… get out there and get your shot,” Dolly mentioned on the time of her first dose.

Also now that almost all states have opened eligibility to simply about everybody (and Biden says all states must open eligibility to everybody by April 19), you actually can do as Dolly says and “get out there and get your shot.”

**vaccine, vaccine, vaccine, vaccciinnneeee..**

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