U.S. First Lady Jill Biden recently paid a visit to North Texas to show her support for the COVID-19 immunization campaign, which has been stalled across the country.
Jill Biden visited a vaccination site at Conrad High School in Dallas ISD to encourage Americans, particularly young people, to acquire the vaccine.
While obtaining the shot, a young child was distracted by a conversation with Jill Biden and the Pro Football Hall of Famer Emmitt Smith. Smith asked Jill to do her duty, that is, he asked her to stand by the Americans.
Jill Biden also met with students, youngsters, their families, and staff members. She discussed how the epidemic has impacted them and why they decided to get the vaccine now.
“Do it for your children, grandparents, neighbors… celebrate the 4th the way it should be,” she said.
President Joe Biden established a July 4 objective of providing vaccine, at least one shot to 70% of American people aged 18 and over. This will not be accomplished this weekend.
What is the vaccination rate in several regions?
In Texas, 57 percent of people have had one dose of vaccination and 49 percent have completed their vaccines. Children aged 12 and up are included. Adults aged 18 and up are not included in Texas statistics.
In Dallas County, 48 percent of people aged 12 and above have had all of their vaccinations. Tarrant County has 47 percent, Denton County has 52 percent, and Collin County has 58 percent.
With so many Texans still refusing to be vaccinated, FOX 4 asked Dr. Mark Casanova of the Dallas County Medical Society if they have reached the point where they can’t persuade people.
“For some, it’s accessed. That’s why we are doing everything to make it readily available,” he said.
“For others, I think it’s information. They wanted more information to see its safe.”
The influence of individuals like Jill Biden can motivate people to get the vaccine
The presence of the first lady and others, according to Dr. Casanova, could nevertheless persuade some few people to get the vaccine. However, there will always be a segment of people who refuse to modify their opinions.
Dr. Casanova also added that it is not known why some people don’t want to get vaccinated.
Biden went on to say that the vaccine is safe, easy to get, and free. She believes that her visit would inspire others who are still hesitating to take the vaccine.
Jill also added that the common people’s life and health matter to her and also the President.
The Bottom Line
It was the second of four school immunization events held this week by Dallas ISD in collaboration with Parkland Hospital, a move made by the district now that the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine has been authorized for people aged 12 and older. Those who received vaccinations at Tuesday’s clinic received a free pass to Six Flags.