Celebrities who got the COVID-19 vaccine
Dolly Parton calls anti-vaxxers 'cowards' as she gets first dose of vaccine
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The pandemic has raged on for about a year, and finally the COVID-19 vaccine is becoming available around the world, but not without its controversies.
There are plans in place to get those most at risk of the coronavirus vaccinated first, but there are also reports of Hollywood's elite trying to jump the line. Additionally, the safety of the vaccine has been a hot topic, as some people still aren't sure whether they will take it. The problem is that herd immunity only works if the majority of the population gets vaccinated.
Dolly Parton voiced her opinion on those who are hesitant to get the vaccine, calling them "cowards" and telling them: "Don’t be such a chicken squat. Get out there and get your shot.” The country legend got her first dose of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine on March 2, which she helped fund with a US$1 million donation last April. “Dolly gets a dose of her own medicine,” the 75-year-old shared on social media, adding in an Instagram video, "I’m old enough to get it, and I’m smart enough to get it."
Plenty of stars are trying to do their part. There are many famous faces who have proudly gotten the vaccine to help encourage others not to be afraid. And, of course, many beloved celebs are also in the at-risk age range!
So click through to see which stars have gotten their vaccines and can breathe a little easier.
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