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Second Gentleman Doug Emhoff visits Tallahassee

Published: Jun. 10, 2021 at 11:00 AM EDT|Updated: Jun. 10, 2021 at 11:23 AM EDT
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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) - Second Gentleman Doug Emhoff is in Tallahassee to promote the Biden administration’s vaccine rollout during the “Month of Action” ahead of Independence Day. The administration’s goal is to have 70% of the adult population partially vaccinated by July 4.

You can the second gentleman’s visit, which was broadcast live on the WCTV Facebook page, below.

The Second Gentleman’s visit agenda has four parts:

  • Vaccination room visit
  • Vaccine roundtable discussion
  • Mobile unit tour
  • Q&A session with pool reporters

After meeting with Tallahassee city leaders, Emhoff arrived at the vaccination room to see 16-year-old Amaya Waymon get her first dose of the Pfizer vaccine. Waymon told the second gentleman some of her friends were nervous about the shot “because the vaccine came out so quickly.”

Emhoff replied that scientists have been working on vaccine technology for years.

During the roundtable discussion, Emhoff emphasized that Americans can’t go back to normal life until at least 70% of the adult population has one dose of the vaccine.

“They’re working, they’re safe, they’re free, and it’s easy,” he says. “I thought it was painless. Even if you don’t like needles, it’s quick.”

Jeanne Freeman of the Neighborhood Medical Center says they’ve been here for the community from the start of the pandemic, from COVID-19 testing to vaccines.

Freeman told the story of her son’s vaccination journey. She says many of his friends are now vaccinated thanks to his lead.

Dr. James Wright says getting vaccinated isn’t just about you; he says it’s also about your family.

Emhoff pointed out that young people can still transmit COVID-19 to people at risk.

“Even if you don’t want to take care of yourself, take care of others,” Emhoff says.

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