First Lady Jill Biden visits Central Florida as 70% vaccine goal approaches

President Biden’s July 4th vaccination goal less than 2 weeks out

First Lady Jill Biden speaks of the importance of being vaccinated during her visit to a COVID-19 vaccination site at Jackson State University in Jackson, Miss., Tuesday, June 22, 2021, as part of the Biden administration's nationwide tour to reach Americans who haven't been vaccinated and to promote vaccine education. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis) (Rogelio V. Solis, Copyright 2021. The Associated Press. All rights reserved)

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.

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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.

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