Dolly Parton, who gave $1 million to Vanderbilt University to help develop the Moderna vaccine, gets a taste of her medicine

Dolly Parton gets her coronavirus vaccine. (CNN photo)

Dolly Parton, who helped fund the Moderna vaccine with $1 million donation to researchers at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, received her shot Tuesday from Dr. Naji Abumrad, “a Vanderbilt physician she met after a car wreck in 2013. Their seven-year friendship led to Parton donating to vaccination research,” Matthew Leimkuehler reports for the Tennessean. “In a video published Tuesday, Parton encouraged viewers to get vaccinated because “the sooner we get to feelin’ better, the sooner we are gonna get back to being normal.”

Leimkuehler writes, “In the video, Parton put a vaccine spin on her classic ‘Jolene,’ singing a capella: ‘Vaccine, vaccine, vaccine, vaccine, I’m beggin’ of you, please don’t hesitate. . . . ‘Cause once you’re dead, then that’s a bit too late.'”

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