First Lady Jill Biden arrived in Jackson on Tuesday where she met with Mississippi Governor Tate Reeves and visited some of the area’s vaccination sites.
One site she visited was at Jackson State University. She spent some time rallying the community to receive their vaccines.
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In an official statement by Gov. Tate Reeves, he stated:
“Elee and I thank First Lady Jill Biden for visiting and trust that our friends at Jackson State will show her why Mississippi is known as the hospitality state.
We are proud of the fact that Mississippi was one of the very first states in America to offer all Mississippians access to a vaccine. To date, we have administered 1.99 million doses. We only have 90 of our fellow Mississippians hospitalized – down from 1,444 – and are reporting only 67 total new cases today – down 98% from a peak of over 3,000.
The Vaccines are safe and effective and are an important part of our path beyond Covid and we welcome the First Lady of the United States, or anyone else, to help spread that message and encourage more vaccinations.”
The visit is part of a larger Biden Administration agenda to push for those who have not yet been vaccinated to do so. President Biden is working to reach a goal of 70% of adults partially vaccinated by Independence Day. The efforts to meet this goal have been redoubled to focus on younger Americans.