Mariah Carey Got Vaccinated In the Most Mariah Carey Way
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Mariah Carey got her COVID-19 vaccine and celebrated the event in exactly the way you'd expect her to.
The 52-year-old singer posted a video on Instagram, captioned "Vaccine side effect: G6."
"I'm here, excited and nervous a little bit about getting this shot," says a masked Carey in the video, before adding that despite her getting the shot, "we're still in this battle together."
Viewers can see Carey with her sleeve rolled up and then a doctor administering the shot, but the sound is truly what makes the whole video. In addition to screaming, Carey also manages to let out a high note before the whole thing is over.
It's unclear which vaccine Carey received, but she did say that this experience was part one so it seems that there's a chance there will be a second vaccine video on the horizon for fans. Both the Moderna and Pfizer vaccines require two doses.
Carey's vaccine Instagram post comes on the heels of fellow singing legend, Dolly Parton, doing the same just weeks earlier. In March, the 75-year-old received a shot in Nashville, Tennessee, crooning to fans in her own video to the tune of her iconic song, "Jolene": "Vaccine, vaccine, vaccine, vaccine, I'm begging of you, please don't hesitate."
Other celebrities have talked openly about their vaccine experiences, choosing other methods outside of songs to share with fans what they went through.
Oprah Winfrey wrote a March 25 essay explaining that she "felt like superwoman" after receiving her final shot and told readers she's "just grateful beyond description to have the vaccine." Actresses Amanda Seyfried and Rosario Dawson posted selfies and Boomerangs on Instagram respectively of their vaccine moments.
Seyfried told followers, "It’s better than OK to get vaccinated because states are rapidly expanding eligibility. Schedule, get your name on a list (we did in Georgia), or contact your local Covid Angels as soon as you can. We’re gonna get to the end of this together!"
Dawson offered similar encouragement with some straight-up facts: "[Vaccines] are the best weapon we have — along with mask-wearing, social distancing, hand-washing, and other measures recommended by the CDC and public health officials — to combat the deadly pandemic that has been ravaging our country and our communities for the past year. And if enough people get the vaccine, they have the potential to help end this once and for all."