Dolly Parton is now fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
The 75-year-old country singer’s official Twitter account shared photos of Parton receiving her second dose of the coronavirus vaccine at Vanderbilt Health Nashville.
“Dolly is getting a (second) dose of her own medicine,” the debriefing tweeted on Friday. “Thanks Dr. Naji Abumrad, Andrea Calhoun and Heather O’Dell from @VUMChealth.”
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Parton received his first dose of the coronavirus vaccine in early March, which was developed by Moderna, a US pharmaceutical and biotechnology company. The Moderna vaccine is said to have a success rate of 94.1%.
The country music icon made headlines last year for donating $ 1 million to Vanderbilt University for coronavirus vaccine research and development. His seven-figure donation would have helped researchers conduct trial phases that led to the development of the Moderna vaccine, according to the New England Journal of Medicine.
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In addition to getting vaccinated, Parton encouraged Americans to get vaccinated and wear protective masks.
Parton documented her first dose in social media videos uploaded on March 2.
“I’m finally going to get the vaccine. I’m so excited,” Parton said in her video at the time. “I’ve been waiting a while. I’m old enough to get it and I’m smart enough to get it.”
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Parton even sang a modified version of his 1974 hit song “Jolene” with the word “vaccine” on it.
“Vaccine, vaccine, vaccine, vaccine,” she sang. “I beg you, do not hesitate.”
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The state of Tennessee will open vaccine eligibility to residents aged 16 and older starting Monday, April 5, according to Gov. Bill Lee and the Tennessee Department of Health.
More than 813,600 people in Tennessee have tested positive for the coronavirus, according to data from the Johns Hopkins COVID-19 Dashboard.
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Nationally, more than 30.6 million Americans have tested positive for the respiratory virus. Nearly 555,000 people have died from complications associated with the coronavirus.
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