First Lady Jill Biden visits Houston in push to get kids vaccinated

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Sunday, November 14, 2021
First lady visits Houston in push for kids to get COVID vaccine
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The first lady visited Texas Children's Hospital's COVID-19 clinic as part of a national tour to encourage parents to get their children between the ages of 5 and 11 years old to get vaccinated against the virus.

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- First lady Dr. Jill Biden is expected in Houston Sunday in a visit she had planned at Texas Children's Hospital, according to White House officials.

Dr. Biden will be visiting a COVID-19 clinic at the hospital. It's all part of a national tour to encourage parents to get their children, ages 5 to 11, vaccinated.

A recent poll found that fewer than one in three parents are willing to have their children vaccinated immediately.

Dr. Biden will be joined by Dr. Vivek Murthy, the U.S. surgeon general.

The first lady visited Houston back in June during an effort to encourage adults to get the vaccine.

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