Dolly Parton just got the COVID-19 vaccine. The country music queen documented the moment on social media. On Tuesday, March 2, Dolly revealed that she got a “dose of her own medicine.” In the video, she encouraged fans to get the coronavirus vaccine. She even used the words of her famous song “Jolene” to commemorate the occasion.
The 75-year-old posted a video of herself getting the injection on social media. She captioned the moment: “Dolly gets a dose of her own medicine.” This comes after she announced that she donated $1 million to Vanderbilt University to help find a cure for the novel virus. That money went towards the Moderna vaccination.
Dolly Parton received the vaccine
On social media, Dolly Parton confirmed that she got the Moderna vaccination that she helped fund. She even chose her dress for the occasion. She wore a purple cold-shoulder dress, matching mask, and fingerless gloves. The legend accessorized her look with a smokey eye and her signature blonde hair. She was her usual, chipper self as she got the vaccine.
“Vaccine, vaccine, vaccine, vaccine,” she sang during the clip. “I’m begging of you please don’t hesitate.”
“I’ve been waiting a while. I’m old enough to get it, and I’m smart enough to get it,” Dolly continued. “Don’t be such a chicken squat. Get out there and get your shot.”
She didn’t even flinch. She revealed that the process didn’t hurt aside from the stinging alcohol agent used on her skin. It’s been a monumental year for Dolly. She read goodnight stories to help anxious children during the pandemic.
— Dolly Parton (@DollyParton) March 2, 2021
The gifted songwriter also saved the life of a child on the set of her Netflix movie Christmas on the Square. Of course, Dolly has her Imagination Library (children’s literacy program) and her work with the LGBTQ community. Also, last year, she shared her support for the Black Lives Matter movement.
She also helped celebrate Read Across America Day
Dolly Parton is a very busy lady these days. Today is Read Across America Day and America’s sweetheart took part in her role. The icon started her Dollywood Foundation in 1988 and later The Imagination Library, which has helped millions of children explore stories across the globe.
In the latest video posted on Sounds Like Nashville, Dolly’s work has made a difference. Each year, children living in at least five countries receive millions of free reds. Dolly started The Imagination Library to support the power of literacy. Currently, the books have shipped out to 1.7 million kids in Australia, Canada, the Republic of Ireland, the U.K, and the U.S. Also, over 154 million books have been donated since 1995.
— Imagination Library (@dollyslibrary) March 2, 2021
This proves that Dolly Parton continues to give back. She cares as much about health and literacy as she does with music. Read Across America started in 1998 as a way to excite kids about reading. This year’s theme is centered on “a nation of diverse readers.”
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