Dolly Parton finally gets Covid-19 vaccine, month after helping fund it

Dolly Parton finally gets Covid-19 vaccine, month after helping fund it

- 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

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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.

Dolly Parton finally gets COVID-19 vaccine, month after helping fund it
Dolly Parton has received her first COVID-19 vaccine. Photo credit: Getty Images.
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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.

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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:

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@77libby said:

''I love that Dolly is sporting glitter and sparkle! I love me some Dolly Parton.''

@bitsystanford commented:

''Dolly sets the standards others follow. Thank you.''

@stephaniebeatriz said:

The best! Thank you queen Dolly for all that you do to encourage us to take part and be healthy!

@16peachie commented:

''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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Source: Briefly.co.za

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