Loretta Lynn, Willie Nelson Share COVID-19 Vaccine Stories

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Written by Chris Parton
Loretta Lynn, Willie Nelson Share COVID-19 Vaccine Stories
Loretta Lynn, Photo courtesy of Loretta Lynn on Instagram; Willie Nelson, Photo courtesy of Family Hospital Systems on Facebook

Two of country’s most beloved living legends are encouraging fans to get the COVID-19 vaccine, as Loretta Lynn and Willie Nelson post about getting one themselves.

Writing on social media in the last week, both Lynn and Nelson are seen in vehicles as they head out to get a long hoped-for vaccine. Each is part of the nation’s high-risk population, since Lynn is 88 years old and Nelson is 87, and helping bring an end to nearly a year of tragedy.

“Well, I bundled up and Peggy Jean and I rolled out of Hurricane Mills so I could get this vaccine,” Lynn shared on her official Instagram page, referring to her youngest daughter. “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!”

Lynn ended her post with a string of inspiring hashtags, including #winning, #sickofcovid, #stayhealthy, #besafe, and #getyours, while Nelson opted for a more direct approach.

“Get your shot!” he wrote on Facebook. “Take care of yourself and others.”

Get your shot! Take care of yourself and others.

Posted by Willie Nelson on Wednesday, January 13, 2021

In sharing their vaccine status, both stars are helping show the safety of the vaccine, since conflicting and often confusing reports have caused many Americans to decide against getting the potentially life-saving treatment… and that could have a terrible impact. Along with the tragedy of more preventable deaths and grieving families, the crisis could drag out even longer than necessary if enough people hold off — and no one wants that, especially country stars who’d rather be performing for fans.

Both vaccines currently available are more than 90 percent effective at preventing serious cases of COVID-19 — which makes them two of the best vaccines ever created — and you can find real, reliable answers to common questions about COVID-19 vaccines here. Nelson’s latest project is a second tribute to Frank Sinatra due February 26 (That’s Life), while Lynn recently announced new album with Reba, Carrie Underwood, Tanya Tucker and Margo Price. Still Woman Enough is set for release on March 19.