Release: First Lady, Second Gentleman Encourage More Vaccinations in Arizona as Communities Come Together Ahead of July Fourth
PHOENIX –– Tomorrow, First Lady Jill Biden and Second Gentleman Doug Emhoff will touch down in Arizona and tour a COVID-19 vaccination site at a Phoenix middle school. This trip to Arizona is the latest stop on a nationwide tour to reach millions of Americans who still need protection against the virus and encourage communities to get vaccinated. So far, more than 6.4 million doses of the vaccine have already been administered to Arizonans across the state.
President Biden’s successful national vaccine rollout is allowing us to get our country back on track—87 percent of seniors, 75 percent of adults 40 and older, and 70 percent of adults over 30 have been vaccinated so far. As we head into the July Fourth weekend—our first real opportunity for celebration and community in well over a year—it’s clear that the Biden administration is to thank.
“The Biden-Harris administration’s leadership in our fight against COVID-19 has been invaluable, especially to those of us here in Arizona who have had to overcome Doug Ducey’s ineffectual leadership in an effort to keep our communities safe,” said Arizona Democratic Party Chair Raquel Terán. “Tomorrow’s trip is a symbol of President Biden’s commitment to continue his successful vaccine rollout and ensure that all Arizonans know that the vaccine is safe and effective. As we come together for Independence Day weekend, it’s clear that the reason we’re able to celebrate together again is because Democrats in the White House and in Congress delivered.”