"Getting your COVID vaccine is Willie cool!" the post reads. "Thank you Willie Nelson for helping Family Hospital Systems slow the spread of COVID-19!"
Getting your COVID vaccine is Willie cool!Thank you Willie Nelson for helping Family Hospital Systems slow the spread...
Nelson's wife, Annie D'Angelo, not only got both shots earlier this year. She's been deputized by Family Health Systems to work the vaccination line.
Annie Nelson, wife of iconic Texas Musician Willie Nelson was out providing COVID19 vaccinations at Kelly Reeves Stadium Monday morning.Annie volunteered after she & Willie got their second shot-was deputize by family hospital systems to work the vaccination line @fox7austin pic.twitter.com/LMIm5ngHgF
— rudy koski (@KoskionFOX7) March 1, 2021
Family Health Systems also encourage the Nelson family's fellow Texans to follow their lead and sign up for drive-through tests and vaccines.
Both COVID-19 vaccines available in America as of January 2021 required two shots. The Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine requires two shots in the arm 21 days apart while Moderna's vaccine requires shots 28 days apart. A third vaccine by Johnson & Johnson requires one shot.
Nelson's longtime friend 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.
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."
In other Nelson news, he'll be the keynote speaker for this year's edition of SXSW. The Austin-based fest, which got cancelled last March due to the coronavirus pandemic, will return in 2021 as an online-only event.
Nelson's second Frank Sinatra covers album, That's Life, arrived on February 26th.