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Loretta Lynn Receives COVID-19 Vaccination

Add Loretta Lynn to the list of country legends that've taken their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.

Per a Saturday (Jan. 16) social media post, the 88-year-old received the vaccination in Tennessee alongside one of her twin daughters, Peggy.

"Well, I bundled up and Peggy Jean and I rolled out of Hurricane Mills so I could get this vaccine," read Lynn's post. "I'm sure glad to get it and am sure ready to put Covid in the rear view mirror! And I enjoyed the mom daughter time, too!"

Well, I bundled up and Peggy Jean and I rolled out of Hurricane Mills so I could get this vaccine. I’m sure glad to get...

Posted by Loretta Lynn on Saturday, January 16, 2021

The "Coal Miner's Daughter" singer joined at least one country music legend in getting vaccinated. Willie Nelson pulled the trigger last week on getting a drive-through COVID-19 vaccination, per a social media post by Texas-based Family Hospital Systems.

Per the CDC, both COVID-19 vaccines available in America require two shots. The Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine requires two shots in the arm 21 days apart while Moderna's vaccine requires shots 28 days apart.

Lynn and Nelson's longtime friend and fellow singer-songwriter Dolly Parton helped fund the Moderna vaccine through a $1 million donation to Vanderbilt Medical Center.

Parton's kindness toward Vanderbilt paved the way for several research papers on the virus plus convalescent plasma studies, which treat people infected with the virus with the plasma of those carrying antibodies against the virus.

"My longtime friend Dr. Naji Abumrad, who's been involved in research at Vanderbilt for many years, informed me that they were making some exciting advancements towards research of the coronavirus for a cure," Parton wrote on social media.

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In a follow-up tweet, the country legend wrote that she hopes her generosity towards the Nashville-based hospital "encourages people that can afford it to make donations."

Lynn recently shared details about her 50th studio album, Still Woman Enough. The March 19 release will feature appearances by Margo Price, Tanya Tucker, Reba McEntire and Carrie Underwood.

The album shares its name with Lynn's 2002 memoir.

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