Jill Biden is encouraging Arizona residents to get vaccinated against COVID-19, aiming to combat suspicion by declaring vaccines safe and rigorously tested.
In a speech in front of invited audiences and TV cameras after visiting a vaccine clinic at Isaac Middle School in Phoenix, he said, “I ask all viewers on these TV stations to please choose vaccination because it’s safe.” is.” .
Only 40% of eligible Arizonans have been fully vaccinated.
Biden was accompanied by Doug Emhoff, the husband of Vice President Kamala Harris. Biden noted that they “usually divide and conquer” by visiting clinics separately, but added, “Our message today is so important that we wanted to come to Phoenix together.”
He said Phoenix is the administration’s last stop on a one-month tour to promote vaccination, but efforts to promote vaccination will continue.
“This will go on until we win,” Emhoff said.
Emhof appeals to the parents in the room, saying that he sleeps better knowing that both his son and daughter have been vaccinated.
“I want every other parent to feel the way I feel,” he said.
Outside the school, some protested the visit, with signs saying, “You’re not welcome,” and waving Donald Trump flags.