Dolly Parton finally gets her COVID-19 vaccine: Im so excited

Ellen James|March 03, 2021

'I've been waiting a while I'm old enough to get it,' says Dolly

Dolly Parton finally gets her COVID-19 vaccine: 'I'm so excited'

Dolly Parton officially has her coronavirus vaccine.

The 75-year-old singer, who helped fund the Moderna vaccine with a donation of $1 million, has finally received her shot.

Taking to her Instagram on Wednesday, the 9 to 5 hitmaker shared a video of herself getting vaccinated.

"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," she said in the video. "So I'm very happy that I'm going to get my Moderna shot today. And I want to tell everybody that you should get out there and do it too, having changed where my songs to fit the occasion."

Although Parton could get her vaccine last month, she waited until after COVID-19 front-line workers to get her shot.

Singing to her song Jolene, Dolly Parton added:

"I'm trying to be funny now, but I'm dead serious about the vaccine," Parton said. "I think we all want to give back to normal, whatever that is. And that would be a great shot in the arm, wouldn't it if we could get back to that? But anyhow, I just wanted to encourage everybody 'cause the sooner we get to feeling better, the sooner we are going to get back to being normal."

"I just want to say to all of you cowards out there: Don't be such a chicken squat. Get out there and get your shot!" she ended.

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