First Lady Jill Biden Will Visit Phoenix Wednesday On COVID-19 Vaccine Tour

By Katherine Davis-Young
Published: Tuesday, June 29, 2021 - 1:17pm
Updated: Tuesday, June 29, 2021 - 6:02pm

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First lady Jill Biden is visiting Arizona on Wednesday. She and second gentleman Doug Emhoff will stop in Phoenix as part of a nationwide tour promoting COVID-19 vaccines. 

Arizona’s rate of vaccination remains below the national average. The Biden administration had hoped 70% of American adults would have at least one dose of a vaccine by the Fourth of July. Nationwide, it’s now about 66% but only about 60% of Arizona adults have had a shot, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Biden and Emhoff will stop by a vaccine clinic at a West Phoenix middle school to highlight the need for more vaccinations in the state. They will be joined by Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego.

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