- Country music singer Dolly Parton has finally got her first dose of COVID-19 vaccine
- The 75-year-old backed the Moderna company by contributing funds towards the vaccine research
- She also used her platform to encourage others to get the vaccine
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Dolly Parton won the hearts of many in 2020 when she joined efforts in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic by offering to fund a company interested in finding a vaccine for the disease.
The singer backed the Moderna company with her money and now, she is the only person, perhaps in the entire world who can say that they got a taste of their own medicine.
Parton was recently photographed getting the first dose of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine and she also asked people to ensure that they get vaccinated.
The 75-year-old singer posted pictures of herself getting the first shot and told people how excited she was to finally get vaccinated.
"I am very happy that I am going to get my Moderna shot and I want to tell everybody that you should get out there and get it too. We all want to get back to normal, so this is a shot at getting back to normal," she said.
Parton encouraged people not to be carried away by the lies concerning the vaccines and further explained that the sooner everybody gets a shot the better it would be to get life back to what most people knew pre-COVID-19.
She got her first dosage of the Moderna vaccine at Vanderbilt Health in Tennessee.
"I am old enough to get it and I am smart enough to get it," she added.
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In other news, Legit.ng earlier reported that Dolly Parton called for kindness on her 75th birthday.
Dolly posted a throwback photograph of herself from earlier days in entertainment and wrote a caption that expressed how her birthday wish was a call to kindness.
"This year my wish is a call for kindness. We can’t just hope for a brighter day, we have to work for a brighter day. Love too often gets buried in a world of hurt and fear."
Sola Oloruni is a Legit.ng journalist with five years of working experience in the media industry. She graduated from the Nigerian Institute of Journalism, where she obtained a post-graduate diploma in 2015.
Prior to that, she studied Linguistics and Nigerian Languages at the Ekiti State University, Ekiti, where she obtained her first degree. She is passionate about social development and women’s health.