(ConservativeUnit.com)- Beloved country singer and actress Dolly Parton received her first COVID-19 vaccine shot recently, and celebrated the landmark achievement with a rewrite of her classic hit “Jolene.”
In a short clip posted on social media, the 75-year-old country singer sand, “Vaccine, vaccine, vaccine, vaccine I’m begging of you please don’t hesitate.”
“Vaccine, vaccine, vaccine, vaccine, I’m begging of you, please don’t hesitate” 🎶
— BBC Breakfast (@BBCBreakfast) March 3, 2021
“Vaccine, vaccine, vaccine, vaccine, because once you’re dead, then that’s a bit too late,” she also sang.
Parton also donated one million dollars to assist with research into the COVID-19 virus and vaccine.
Her celebration of the most rapid development of a vaccine for a novel virus in world history, which was funded and orchestrated by the Trump administration’s Operation Warp Speed, could just help with the goal of achieving herd immunity of the COVID-19 virus without losing too many more lives.
By the final day of the Trump administration, some one million Americans were being vaccinated each day. Under the Biden administration, despite being in his second month on the job, that number has barely risen beyond 1.3 million.
Nonetheless, the rollout is continuing. President Joe Biden recently celebrated the 50-millionth COVID-19 shot in a video posted live on the White House YouTube channel that only a few hundred people tuned in to watch.
Parton told her social media followers that she is old enough to receive the vaccine and “smart enough” to get it too.
“I wanted to tell everybody that I think you should get out there and get it too,” she said.
In February, it was revealed that Parton “turned down” the Presidential Medal of Freedom from President Donald Trump twice, after being forgotten by President Barack Obama. Parton revealed that she was unable to attend the ceremonies when she was offered the coveted award and insisted that it wasn’t a political decision but more a matter of being unable to attend the proposed dates.
In recent interviews, Parton also suggested that she may not take the award if offered by President Joe Biden, in the hope that she might avoid making her previous refusals appear political.