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Dolly Parton gets Covid-19 vaccine

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Dolly Parton has had the first dose of her Covid-19 vaccine, which she helped fund. The “9 To 5” hitmaker – who donated $1 million to those working on the vaccine – was thrilled to have the first dose of her coronavirus vaccine, made by Moderna.

Sharing a picture of herself getting the jab on her social media accounts, she captioned the photograph: “Dolly gets a dose of her own medicine.

Last month, the 75-year-old singer insisted she will wait for her coronavirus vaccine as she doesn’t want people to think it’s a show.

Asked if she has got her coronavirus jab, she shared: “No. I’m not going to get mine until some more people get theirs. I don’t want it to look like I’m jumping the line just because I donated money. I’m very funny about that.

“I’m going to get mine though, but I’m going to wait. I’m at the age where I could have gotten mine legally last week. I turned 75.

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“I was going to do it on my birthday, and I thought, ‘Nah, don’t do that.’ You’ll look like you’re just doing a show. None of my work is really like that.

When the pandemic first hit, that was my first thought, ‘I need to do something to try to help find a vaccination.’

“I just did some research with the people at Vanderbilt [University] – they’re wonderful people, they’ve been so good through the years to my people in times of illness and all that.

“I just asked if I could donate a million dollars to the research for a vaccine. I get a lot more credit than I deserve I think, but I was just happy to be a part of any and all of that.

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Source: IOL