Less than a year ago, Dolly Parton (Dolly Parton) donatedHelped her friend Dr. Naji Abumrad develop Moderna At Vanderbilt University. On Tuesday, the country music legend announced to the world that she had “a shot of her own medicine” and that Abumrad had given Parton the first dose of vaccine.
Parton posted a video on Twitter stating that he was vaccinated on Tuesday and that he and Abumrad have been “forever friends”.
She said: “I think it’s appropriate that you should be the person who made me shoot today.”
Tennessee began to allow people over 70 years of age to be vaccinated in early February. Parton is 75 years old.
Although getting the vaccine itself was the main purpose of the event, Parton did not shy away from singing the vaccine-themed version of her hit song “Jolene” to encourage others to vaccinate.
She said: “Vaccines, vaccines, vaccines, vaccines, please, please don’t hesitate.” “Vaccines, vaccines, vaccines, vaccines, because once you die, it’s too late.”
Vanderbilt University Medical Center said on Twitter: “Dolly’s generous support provided funding for early research by the Vanderbilt Health Agency to fund vaccines that can now help end the pandemic.”
Parton also used her platform on Tuesday to stab people who might plan to avoid vaccinations.
Parton said: “I’m old enough, and I’m smart… The sooner we feel better, the sooner we get back to normal.” “So I just want to say to all of you cowards, don’t squat down, Go there and shoot.”
According to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Moderna is the second COVID-19 vaccine approved for emergency use in the United States, and has an effective rate of over 94% for preventing COVID-19 in both doses of people.