In the nearly four-minute video, Dolly Parton is clad in a blue sparkly, long-sleeved shirt with openings in the sleeves, making it the perfect outfit for receiving a vaccine. “I know I’m tryin’ to be funny now, but I’m dead serious about the vaccine,” the “Coat of Many Colors” singer continued. “I think we all want to get back to normal, whatever that is, and that would be a great shot in the arm, wouldn’t it? If we could get back to that?”
The 10-time Grammy winner called out those who are unwilling to get vaccinated. “I just wanna say to all of you cowards out there, don’t be such a chicken squat,” Parton implored. “Get out there and get your shots.” The video continues all the way thru the vaccination process, and viewers see Dr. Naji Abumrad of Vanderbilt Medical Center administer the shot into the singer’s arm. “That didn’t hurt,” Parton retorted.
This isn’t the first medical donation Parton has made. In 2017, she donated $1 million to Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in honor of her niece, treated for leukemia at that hospital, per Billboard.