Dolly Parton is now fully vaccinated after receiving her second dose of the coronavirus jab – and she again marked the occasion in true Dolly fashion.
The beloved country music star announced the news by posting two pictures on Instagram – one showing her posing with the medics who administered the jab, and the other showing her receiving the vaccine.
Never one to lose out in the style stakes, the 75-year-old is seen wearing a patterned face mask, alongside a glittery gold jacket, which has a button on the shoulder for easy jab access.
In a nod to the funding which she has given the vaccine development, she captioned the picture: ‘Dolly gets a (second) dose of her own medicine. Thank you Dr Naji Abumrad, @andrearae80 and @heatherbrooke613 of @vanderbilthealth.’
When she received her first dose of the Moderna vaccine, Dolly celebrated in equally iconic style as she broke into song and adapted one of her best-known ballads.
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To the tune of Jolene, she sang: “Vaccine, vaccine, vaccine, vaccine, I’m begging of you, please don’t hesitate. Vaccine, vaccine, vaccine, vaccine, because once you’re dead, then that’s a bit too late.”
After writing ‘Jolene’ and ‘I Will Always Love You’ on the same day, Parton had already stake a claim to being one of history’s greatest heroes.
But she went even further last year when it was revealed that she donated $1m to scientists working on Covid research.
People reacted with joy to the news that Dolly is now fully vaccinated, with many mesmerised by very cool vaccine-custom outfit...
But mostly, people were just taking time to appreciate America’s 10x Grammy-winning, multi-platinum-selling public health queen.
Thank you, Dolly. We salute you.