The Queen of Country has been vaccinated.
“Dolly gets a dose of her own medicine,” Dolly Parton, 75, tweeted on Tuesday, alongside a photo of herself at her appointment, sporting a sparkly-blue, long-sleeve shirt with upper arm cutouts in just the right place for the coronavirus vaccine injection.
In the tweet, Parton tagged her vaccine site — Nashville, Tennessee’s Vanderbilt University Medical Center — where she calmly sits in a low-backed chair in front of a logo-covered backdrop.
“I’m finally gonna get my vaccine — I’m so excited,” Dolly told followers in an Instagram video posted from her appointment. “I’ve been waiting a while, I’m old enough to get it, and I’m smart enough to get it,” she told her fans, specifying that she received the Moderna COVID-19 shot, which she helped fund with a $1 million donation last April.
Then, “to fit the occasion,” the “9 to 5” star launched into a rendition of “Jolene” where she instead sings, “Vaccine, vaccine, vaccine, vaccine, I’m begging of you, please don’t hesitate … ’cause once you dead, then that’s a bit too late.”
“The faster everyone gets vaccinated, the faster we can return to normal,” she went on, before taking aim at those who don’t plan to — or are on the fence about — getting vaccinated.
“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.”
She then received the first dose of her Moderna shot from Vanderbilt physician Dr. Naji Abumrad. Parton met Abumrad following a 2013 car wreck, and it was their friendship that inspired her to donate to vaccine research, the Tennessean reported.
“Well, it didn’t take this long to film ‘9 to 5,’ ” she said as the doctor prepared the syringe, before telling the cameras, “I’ve been waiting since December.”
Once the syringe was ready, though, the injection process was over in a jiffy.
“That didn’t hurt,” she told the doctor after.