Dolly Parton announced on Tuesday that she has received her first dose of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, which was developed with help from her $1million donation early last year.
The 75-year-old country music icon posted a picture of herself getting the injection, with a caption that read, ‘Dolly gets a dose of her own medicine’, singing ‘vaccine, vaccine’ to the tune of her hit ‘Jolene’ beforehand.
She received the shot from Vanderbilt University Medical Center, the research center which received the million-dollar donation from the ‘9 to 5’ singer last April, as she called on ‘all of you cowards out there’ to book an appointment for a jab.
Yet the singer finally went for a vaccine appointment this week, describing herself as ‘excited’, as she used the opportunity to encourage others to register, even rewriting the words of her hit ‘Jolene’ to spark enthusiam.
It was administered by Dr. Naji Abumrad, a physician and professor of surgery at the center who Parton befriended in October 2013 after he treated her following a car crash.
‘Hey it’s me!’ Parton said in a video posted to her Twitter account.