Dolly Parton gets first vaccine dose, calls anti-vaxxers ‘cowards’

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, Tennessees Vanderbilt University Medical Center where she calmly sits in a low-backed chair in front of a logo-covered backdrop.

Im finally gonna get my vaccine Im so excited, Dolly told followers in an Instagram video posted from her appointment. Ive been waiting a while, Im old enough to get it, and Im 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, Im begging of you, please dont hesitate … ’cause once you dead, then thats 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 dont plan to or are on the fence about getting vaccinated. 

I just want to say to all of you cowards out there: Dont 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 didnt take this long to film 9 to 5, she said as the doctor prepared the syringe, before telling the cameras, Ive been waiting since December.

Once the syringe was ready, though, the injection process was over in a jiffy. 

That didnt hurt, she told the doctor after.