With the change of lyrics of one of her greatest hits and the statement that the application of the vaccine “it does not hurt”, that’s how the country singer, Dolly Parton, reported that she has already received the first dose of the antidote against COVID-19 from the biotechnology firm Moderna, which she financed last year when she donated USD 1.000.000.

The 75-year-old artist published on her social networks the video of her meeting with the doctor involved in the investigation of the coronavirus, Naji Abumrad, who put the immunization on her left arm and urged her at the beginning of the pandemic to contribute resources to get the vaccine.

“Dolly gets a dose of her own medicine”, The native of Tennessee, United States, wrote to share the video and a photograph about receiving her vaccine, which she herself promoted with a large donation and her interest in eradicating the disease.

In the video of a few minutes, Parton sends a message of comfort to her more than 5.2 million followers and says she is very happy to finally receive the vaccine that makes her immune to the disease discovered more than a year ago in Wuhan, China. and that has put the whole world in check for more than 12 months.

“I am finally going to get my vaccine. I’m so excited… I’m old enough to get it and I’m smart enough to get it so I am very happy that I am going to have my opportunity to receive my injection ”, he explained in the audiovisual published a few hours ago and that so far he has received 24.6 thousand retweets and 121.2 thousand likes.

“I even changed one of my songs to suit the occasion: Vaccine, vaccine, vaccine, vaccine, I beg you, do not hesitate. Vaccine, vaccine, vaccine, vaccine, cause once you’re dead it’s a little late”, He interpreted the new version of the song Jolene, with which he joked when the millionaire donation he made a year ago was uncovered.

Parton accepted that he took advantage of this point to make some jokes, but he took advantage of this point to encourage the rest of the population to get the vaccine: “I’m serious about the vaccine, I think we all want to get back to normal, don’t be so stupid. Get out there and get the injection.”

Immediately afterwards, the singer received the vaccine placed by her friend and researcher doctor of the antidote to COVID-19, Naji Abumrad.

Dolly Parton celebrated that she finally received the immunization, which, according to her, “did not hurt”, so she celebrated the injection in her left arm.

In the picture, the American country singer Dolly Parton. EFE / Nina Prommer / Archive

It was in November when it became known that the singer made a donation of $ 1,000,000 to Vanderbilt University Medical Center for coronavirus research.

Parton made this collaboration through the COVID-19 Dolly Parton Research Fund and instigated by her great friend Naji Abumrad, who was widely involved in the matter and met her in 2013 when he treated her after a car accident.

During an interview with The Washington Post, Abumrad recalled how Parton’s curiosity around Vanderbilt’s coronavirus research led her to make a gift, which helped fund the vaccine that could be one of two available in the United States on a limited basis by the end of 2020.

Among the agencies and universities listed as funding sources for the Moderna vaccine was “the Dolly Parton COVID-19 Research Fund,” which sparked jokes in the media that the chorus of her hit “Jolene” will be replaced by the word “vaccine”.

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