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Dolly Parton has posted an unexpectedly entertaining video of her getting the first jab of the Moderna Covid-19 vaccine, singing 'vaccine vaccine vaccine vaccine' to the tune of her hit song 'Jolene'. Watch the video here:
In the video, liked by over 100k people on her Instagram page, the composer of 'Jolene' says: "I just wanna say to all cowards out there: don't be such a chicken squat. Get out there. Get your shot."
She then sings a rendition of her latest hit 'Vaccine, Vaccine, Vaccine, Vaccine' (based on the tune to 'Jolene') singing: "Vaccine, vaccine, vaccine, vaccine. Cos once you're dead, that's a bit too late."
Dolly Parton is the latest celebrity to have a coronavirus vaccine following Sir Elton John, Sir Michael Caine, Sir David Attenborough, Sir Tony Robinson and Sir Ian McKellen.
In the video of her getting the jab, Dolly's zingers just keep on coming. She introduces us to Dr Naji Abumrad of the Vanderbilt University Medical Center, in Nashville. Dr Adumrad then gives Dolly the most expensive vaccine jab ever applied.
Parton donated $1 million (£716,000) to help develop the Moderna jab last year.
She said at the time: "I'm just happy that anything I do can help somebody else."
Dolly tells the doctor: "I hope you've practised!
"Do what you gotta do. I'm just the patient."
Dr Abumrad drops something. Dolly goes: "I didn't know you was gonna be so clumsy. I hope you'll do better with my shot."
It is no wonder that millennials are reviving this woman's work. Dolly Parton was a legend in the 60s with hits like 'I Will Always Love You', '9 to 5' and, obviously 'Jolene'.
With a podcast about her, a Netflix show, a musical all launched last year, and rumours of appearing on Playboy at the age of 75, Dolly Parton is perhaps even more popular now than she was in the 60s.
According to WHO, the Moderna vaccine has an efficacy of approximately 92 percent against Covid-19, starting 14 days after the first dose.
After getting the jab, Dolly said: "That didn't hurt.
"It stung a little bit but I think it was the alcohol part."
One wonders what is it that Dolly will sing for her second shot of the vaccine. Maybe a duet with Beyoncé?
Words: Cilene Tanaka
Featured Image Credit: Instagram/@dollyparton
Topics: Dolly Parton
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