Trisha Yearwood is feeling thankful for the opportunity to get her first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine and shared the special moment with her fans.
The country star, who tested positive for COVID-19 back in February, shared a photo Friday of herself sitting on a couch as a health care worker injected her upper left arm with a vaccine. (Yearwood didn't specify whether she got the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine.)
"This #EveryGirl finally got her first dose of the vaccine! To all who made this day possible, thank you. xo #grateful," she wrote in an accompanying caption.
While her face was covered with a white mask that reads, "Stay Safe," there was clear joy and relief in Yearwood's eyes as she received her first dose.
The 56-year-old singer joins more than 144 million Americans who have received their first vaccinations. In addition, there are more than 101 million people who are fully vaccinated in the United States as of Saturday, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
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Yearwood and her husband of 15 years, Garth Brooks, have been taking the virus seriously. Last July, they postponed a Facebook Live concert after they learned someone on their team might have been exposed to COVID-19.
When the couple learned in February that a member of their team had tested positive for the virus, they immediately quarantined. Only Yearwood's test came back positive, but Brooks said there was no way he was going to leave his wife on her own.
"Anyone who knows me knows my world begins and ends with Miss Yearwood, so she and I will ride through this together," he said in a statement at the time. "And anyone who knows her knows she's a fighter and she's been doing everything right, so I know we’ll walk out the other side of this thing together."
In March, Yearwood joined her husband for an interview on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" with guest host tWitch, and Brooks talked about how quarantine became an opportunity for the couple to strengthen their relationship.
“I think 99.9 percent of the people wouldn’t have done what I do, but I thought since we’re here and we ain’t got nowhere to go, let’s just attack some of the hardest things over the 15 years that bugs one of us, right?” Brooks said.
“And it was like living in a little house, tWitch. It was like you couldn’t go anywhere, so you couldn’t walk away from the conversation. And I thought it was great. I think we came out on the other end even closer and tighter than when we went in.”