Trisha Yearwood has gotten her first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. After being diagnosed with COVID earlier this year, the 56-year-old shared on her T’s Coffee Talk Facebook series that she had received her first shot, and explained why she felt the need to get vaccinated.
“I feel good,’ Yearwood said. “It’s been 20 hours since I had the first vaccine. Because I had COVID, you have antibodies for a while, but they don’t last forever, and so they want you to get the vaccine, which of course I wanted to do. All my family and friends have had the vaccine, so I’m like, ‘I wanna get mine!’ But I feel good. I drank a lot of water, like was suggested. I haven’t taken Tylenol or anything yet. If I have any sort of reaction, I’ll let you guys know, but so far so good.”
Yearwood, who also shared a photo of her getting her vaccine in social media, still is unable to taste or smell, two months after contracting COVID-19. She explained why she felt it was important for her to receive the vaccination.
— Trisha Yearwood (@trishayearwood) April 30, 2021
“Speaking from someone who went through it, it’s kind of a … mind game I’ll say,” Yearwood acknowledged. “I will tell you, because a lot of you guys know — I mentioned this on The Kelly Clarkson Show — but a lot of people don’t know: I have what they call long COVID. I have some things that are lasting. And I had a mild case of COVID. It’s just no joke. I know there’s a lot of talk about whether or not, whether to [get vaccinated]. “For me, when I found out we were going to have a vaccine, and that I was going to be able to get the vaccine — in a world, we’re going to be able to be vaccinated, I cried.
“I felt like it was a gift from God, and it is,” she continued. “If you have questions, talk to your doctor. Do not search the internet. Talk to people who know what they’re talking about and will tell you the truth. And thanks to Ashley, a nurse practitioner in our family, who is very knowledgable and also can give really great advice.”
While some feel ill after receiving the vaccine, the Grand Ole Opry member says she feels fine, and is grateful for the opportunity to receive the vaccine.
“I feel good,” Yearwood said. “It’s not just about me protecting myself. It’s also about me protecting you. If you don’t want to do it for yourself, do it for people that you love … We want to gather, and we want to get together, and we’re almost there. Just do what you’re supposed to do.”