Country music icon Dolly Parton received her first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, and shared her experience in a video posted to social media. Parton previously said that despite being eligible due to her age, she would wait to get vaccinated to give others more in need a chance to get their doses first. Dolly wrote on Twitter that she had gotten “a dose of her own medicine” — a reference to the fact that she previously donated $1 million toward vaccine development at Nashville’s Vanderbilt University.
Parton also urged others to get vaccinated as soon as possible, saying in the video: “I just want to say to all of you cowards out there: Don’t be such a chicken squat, get out there and get your shot.”
Parton’s longtime friend Dr. Naji Abumrad administered her shot. “That didn’t hurt! Just stung a little bit, but that was from the alcohol pad, I think,” Dolly remarked after receiving the vaccine.
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