Celebrity Dolly Parton has been given the Covid-19 vaccine, after urging others to follow her example by rethinking one of her hottest songs.
Parton, 75, sangan adapted version of Jolene before receiving the shot at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee on Tuesday.
‘Vaccine, Vaccine, Vaccine, I’m Begging Of You’
“Vaccine, vaccine, vaccine, vaccine, I’m begging of you, please don’t hesitate,” Parton sang in a video.
Dolly was injected with a vaccine made by Moderna.
Parton was commended for helping fund the moderna vaccine after donating $ 1m (£ 716,000) to Vanderbilt University Medical Center.
Part of the artist’s money went to fund a trial of the modern Moderna vaccine. In trials, the Moderna vaccine was found to provide almost 95% protection against severe Covid-19.
Old And Smart Enough
The Grammy-winning singer said she was “waiting a while” to be vaccinated.
“I’m old enough to get it and I’m smart enough to get it,” the singer told fans in a video posted from the university.
Last month Parton told the Associated Press that she wanted to wait until more vaccines were available because “I don’t want it to look like I’m crossing the line”.
Now the availability of vaccines has increased – in the US at least – Parton said she “wants to encourage everyone” to get their own.
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“I want to say to all of you cowards out there – don’t be a bunch of chickens. Get out there and get yourself a gun,” she said.
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