Public figures and celebrities have been sharing their vaccine experiences, but none of them could do it as well as Dolly Parton who got everyone smiling.
South Africa (04 March 2021) – Dolly Parton, aged 75, has received her vaccine shot, and she shared the entire process with her fans to help ease them into the idea of getting their own shots.
Giggling and making jokes, you can tell Dolly is a little bit nervous, but she has fun with the situation and encourages others to be brave and get the jab when their turn comes.
To make the process easier, the songstress turned her classic ‘Jolene’ into “Vaccine, vaccine, vaccine, vaccine. I’m begging of you, please don’t hesitate.”, “Vaccine, vaccine, vaccine, vaccine, because once you’re dead, then that’s a bit too late.”
Dolly has been very serious about combatting the virus and even donated $1 million to Vanderbilt University with the funds to develop the Moderna coronavirus vaccine. The very same vaccine she received in her video.
The best part about Dolly’s involvement with the development of the Moderna vaccine is that she waited her turn in line. The vaccine became available in December 2020, and as a contributor towards its manufacturing, one would assume she would be first in line. Still, Dolly followed the global protocol, which dictated all frontline workers and medical staff get vaccinations and then societies most vulnerable. By waiting, Dolly has inspired so many more people to get their jabs.
So, when your turn comes, don’t be a “chicken squat” and get it done!
— Dolly Parton (@DollyParton) March 2, 2021