- Country music singer Dolly Parton has finally got her first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine
- The 75-year-old backed the Moderna company by contributing funds towards the vaccine research
- She also used her platform to encourage others to get the vaccine
Dolly Parton won the hearts of many in 2020 when she joined efforts in the fight against Covid-19 pandemic by offering to fund a company interested in finding a vaccine for the disease.
The singer backed the Moderna company with her money and now, she is the only person, perhaps in the entire world who can say that they got a taste of their own medicine.
Parton was recently photographed getting the first dose of the Modern Covid-19 vaccine and she also asked people to ensure that they get vaccinated.
The 75-year-old singer posted pictures of herself getting the first shot and told people how excited she was to finally get vaccinated.
''I am very happy that I am going to get my Moderna shot and I want to tell everybody that you should get out there and get it too. We all want to get back to normal, so this is a shot at getting back to normal,'' she said.
Parton encouraged people not to be carried away by the lies concerning the vaccines and further explained that the sooner everybody gets a shot the better it would be to get life back to what most people knew pre-Covid-19.
She got her first dosage of the Moderna vaccine at Vanderbilt Health in Tennessee.
"I am old enough to get it and I am smart enough to get it,'' she added.
Briefly.co.za sampled some of the comments from her fans:
''I love that Dolly is sporting glitter and sparkle! I love me some Dolly Parton.''
''Dolly sets the standards others follow. Thank you.''
The best! Thank you queen Dolly for all that you do to encourage us to take part and be healthy!
''Happy you got your shot but did not call people cowards for not choosing to get it, I love you Dolly.
The singer recently celebrated her 75th birthday and her main wish was that people would practise kindness towards each other.
The iconic country singer and award-winning actress has lived a life full of accomplishments and most recently added to her humanitarian efforts by contributing to the development of a Covid-19 vaccine.
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