Dolly Parton REVEALS why she’s refusing the COVID vaccine: I’m not going to jump the line just because I could
Icon and singer Dolly Parton who is refusing to take the COVID vaccine for just a little longer, revealed why she’s holding off the vaccine. During an interview with The Associated Press, the 75-year-old singer explained that she’s not going to get the vaccine until some other people do too. She further added that she doesn’t want it to look like she’s jumping the line just because she donated money. For the unversed, Parton donated USD 1 million to coronavirus vaccine research at the start of the pandemic.
She further said that she will get her vaccine in due time, but not right now. “I’m at the age where I could have gotten mine legally last week,” Dolly continued. “I turned 75. I was going to do it on my birthday, and I thought, ‘Nah, don’t do that. You’ll look like you’re just doing a show.’ None of my work is really like that.” Dolly then reassured that she is definitely “going to get” the vaccine and that she wants to encourage others to get it too. “When I get it, I’ll probably do it on camera so people will know and I’ll tell them the truth if I have symptoms and all that,” Dolly said. “Hopefully it’ll encourage people. I’m not going to jump the line just because I could.”
Previously, Parton made headlines for turning down the Presidential Medal of Freedom two separate times. “I couldn’t accept it because my husband was ill and then they asked me again about it and I wouldn’t travel because of the COVID,” she explained on the Today show.