By: Sharon Maina
Dolly Parton received her first dose of Moderna, the coronavirus vaccine she helped fund. To celebrate “the occasion,” she cheekily remade her classic tune “Jolene.”
Dolly Patron proved once again why she’s a living legend. The Grammy winner took to social media to share that’s she officially received her first dose of Moderna, which is the coronavirus vaccine she helped fund last year.
“Dolly gets a dose of her own medicine.” She wrote on her instagram platform after receiving the vaccine.
“I’m finally gonna get my vaccine. I’m so excited,” the country music icon said Dolly on her instagram video. “I’m old enough to get it, I’m smart enough to get it, so I’m very happy.” She added.
In fact, the award-winning singer was so jazzed about getting vaccinated that she remade her classic tune “Jolene” in order to “fit the occasion
Dolly recorded herself receiving her first dose from Naji Abumrad , a professor of surgery at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. At one point, the star even poked fun at the surgeon, telling him, “It didn’t take this long to film 9 to 5.”
In April 2020, the singer announced she donated 1 million dollarsto COVID-19 research at Vanderbilt University’s Medical Center. Thanks to her contribution, it helped fund the study and development of Moderna.
“When I donated the money to the Covid fund I just wanted it to do good and evidently, it is,” Dolly said last year November after donating the money. “Let’s just hope we can find a cure real soon.” She said.