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Dolly Parton “Gets a Dose of Her Own Medicine,” Urges Others to Get COVID-19 Vaccine

HeadlineMar 04, 2021

Country music legend Dolly Parton was vaccinated against COVID-19 on [Tuesday], less than a year after she made a $1 million donation to Vanderbilt University that helped fund research into Moderna’s mRNA shot. Parton shared video of her inoculation on social media with the caption “Dolly gets a dose of her own medicine.”

Dolly Parton: “Well, hey! It’s me! I’m finally going to get my vaccine! I’m so excited! I’ve been waiting a while. I’m old enough to get it. And I’m smart enough to get it. So, I’m very happy that I’m going to get my Moderna shot today. And I wanted to tell everybody I think you should get out there and do it, too. I even changed one of my songs to fit the occasion. It goes, 'Vaccine, vaccine, vaccine, vaccine, I'm begging of you, please, don’t hesitate. Vaccine, vaccine, vaccine, vaccine, because once you’re dead, then that’s a bit too late.’”

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