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Watch Dolly Parton Get Her Covid Vaccination and Implore ‘Cowards’ to Get Theirs

“I’m old enough to get it, and I’m smart enough to get it,” the country legend said of the Moderna shot

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Last April, Dolly Parton pledged $1 million to Covid-19 vaccine research, a donation that partly funded the Moderna mRNA vaccine. On Tuesday, the country-music singer and philanthropist received — as her Twitter account tweeted — “a dose of her own medicine,” sitting down at Nashville’s Vanderbilt University Medical Center to receive her first shot of the vaccine she helped create.

The Moderna shot is one of two FDA-approved mRNA shots (Pfizer-BioNTech is the other) currently being distributed across the United States. Last weekend, a single-dose shot developed by Johnson & Johnson was approved and will begin distribution this week. On Tuesday, President Biden announced that the U.S. was on track to have enough vaccines available to every American adult by the end of May.

From Rolling Stone US