Dolly Parton partly funded Moderna’s COVID vaccine

She donated a whopping $1 million

Country queen Dolly Parton has partly funded Moderna’s COVID vaccine.

The renowned musician was one of the major funders for Moderna’s coronavirus vaccine, which has proven to be almost 95 per cent effective in its early data.

The New England Journal of Medicine has confirmed that the Dolly Parton COVID-19 Research Fund donated a whopping $1 million to Nashville, Tennessee’s Vanderbilt Institute for Infection, Immunology, and Inflammation.

Parton had befriended a doctor at the institute years back, while seeking treatment after a car accident, and began donating earlier this year after learning of “some exciting advancements” being made with vaccines.

Her donation also supports a convalescent-plasma study.