The Second Gentleman Doug Emhoff is visiting Jackson-Olin High School today.
Reporting from Birmingham, Ala., where Second Gentleman Doug Emhoff is visiting Jackson-Olin High School.
The school is hosting a vaccination clinic in partnership with Alabama Regional Medical Services (ARMS) and Birmingham City Schools.
Community leaders sat in folding chairs in front of TV cameras. Before the event, six cheerleaders from Jackson-Olin performed in yellow shirts, black shorts, and green pom-poms.
The Second Gentleman arrived at 11 am at a parking lot in front of the school to answer questions from the local press. He was joined by U.S. Secretary of Veterans Affairs Denis McDonough and Dr. Cameron Webb, Senior Policy Advisor for COVID-19 Equity.
Great morning welcoming @DouglasEmhoff to Alabama today to help promote the vaccination effort. But next time, I need to wear my “I’m @KamalaHarris’s second favorite Doug t-shirt”. #dougie pic.twitter.com/02rRTOTi9E
— Doug Jones (@DougJones) June 17, 2021
The event began at 11:13 p.m. and is part of the National Month of Action to promote COVID-19 vaccinations in Alabama, which has the nation’s second-lowest vaccination rate.
Dr. Nichole Davis Williams, principal of Jackson-Olin talked about efforts to go door-to-door to encourage vaccination.
Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin said, “There is an opportunity right now, for all of us to get vaccinated.”
“If you have not been vaccinated, now is the time.”