With the coronavirus still active within the United States and new strains being discovered, several Americans and public figures are taking the necessary steps to prevent more innocent lives being lost to the airborne virus.
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Dolly Parton is the latest celebrity to confirm that she has received the vaccine. In a recent Twitter post, you see the Country legend receiving the Moderna shot from Nashville's own, Vanderbilt University. To the tune of her timeless hit, "Jolene," Parton sang, "Vaccine, Vaccine, Vaccine, Vaccine/I'm begging of you, please don't hesitate/Vaccine, Vaccine, Vaccine, Vaccine/Cause once you're dead, then that's a bit too late."
Parton expressed that while she was just "tryna be funny," with the lyrics, she's "dead serious" about people getting vaccinated, so things "can get back to normal, whatever that is."
Her fans poured out their love and support for the singer and “her commitment to public health.” Elton John, Paul Stanley, Mavis Staples, Bette Midler, singer Tom Jones, Steve Martin, Samuel L. Jackson and Jane Fonda are just a handful of fellow celebs who have also been vaccinated since rollouts began to those who fall in these categories.
There are currently three vaccines that are “authorized and recommended to prevent COVID-19:” Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine, Moderna COVID-19 vaccine and the Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen COVID-19 vaccine,” as stated by the CDC. Currently, the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine and the Novavax COVID-19 vaccine are both in phase three of clinical trials. There is no available date on when the vaccines will be ready for the public.
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