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Dolly Parton Sings The Benefits Of Getting COVID-19 Vaccination

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Dolly Parton donated $1 million to Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville for coronavirus research.

Dolly Parton wants people to get vaccinated. To that end, she reimagined one of her greatest hits. Parton sang an adaptation of "Jolene" in a social media post before getting the Moderna shot.

Grammy-winning singer, actor and humanitarian Dolly Parton rewrote the lyrics to her hit “Jolene" as “Vaccine, vaccine,” as she got her COVID-19 shot and encouraged others to do the same.

Parton posted a video on Tuesday of her singing just before getting her Moderna shot:

“Vaccine, vaccine, vaccine, vaccine, I’m begging of you, please don’t hesitate.

"Vaccine, vaccine, vaccine, vaccine, because once you’re dead, then that’s a bit too late.”

The 75-year-old put on a typical show in the video, laughing and cracking jokes and making sure her hair was looking good.

"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 said in the video.

Parton wore a purple shirt with shoulder cutouts just for the occasion and then smiled at the camera, proclaiming, "I did it!"

Parton donated $1 million to Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee, for coronavirus research.

Information from NPR was used in this report.