ORLANDO, Fla. – First Lady Jill Biden will be making two stops in Central Florida this week to encourage people to get the coronavirus vaccine.
The office of the first lady announced visits to Kissimmee, Orlando and Tampa planned for Thursday.
Jill Biden will arrive at Orlando International Airport around 1:30 p.m. and she then will visit a drive-thru vaccine site in Kissimmee around 2 p.m.
Around 4 p.m., the first lady will head to Tampa where she will meet with the Tampa Bay Lightning for AdventHealth’s Shots on Ice vaccine event at Amalie Arena.
The shots on ice vaccine event is a partnership during the 2021 Stanley Cup Playoffs where Floridians can get vaccines and take photos with Thunderbug and the Zamboni. Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson shots will be available.
The first lady’s visit comes as President Joe Biden’s goal to have 70% of the adult U.S. population vaccinated against the coronavirus is quickly approaching. In May, Biden set a country-wide goal that equates to 181 million adults having at least one shot by July Fourth.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention vaccine tracker, more than 65.4% of adults have at least one dose and more than 45% are fully vaccinated as of Monday afternoon.