First Lady Jill Biden visits Houston as part of nationwide effort to vaccinate children

HOUSTON – First Lady Jill Biden arrived in Houston on Sunday as she continues to urge parents and guardians to allow children ages 5-11 to get vaccinated.

The First Lady, along with the U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy visited a pediatric COVID-19 vaccination clinic at Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston’s Medical Center.

“The president and I know how difficult this has been for your family,” FLOTUS said. “And, I’m here today because we care about you and your children. Joe and our team have been working every day to give you what you need to keep your family safe in this pandemic.”

Texas Rep. Al Green, Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, Rep. Sylvia Garcia, Rep. Lizzie Fletcher joined alongside the two as they spoke with parents and children about the importance of kids getting the vaccine.

There was even a special visit from Wonder Woman and Superman, intended to excite kids who signed up for their first dose Sunday.

The Houston Rockets also provided attendees with gift bags for the children who were vaccinated Sunday, and their families received free tickets to one of three upcoming games.


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A graduate of the University of Houston-Downtown, Ana moved to H-Town from sunny southern California in 2015. In 2020, she joined the KPRC 2 digital team as an intern. Ana is a self-proclaimed coffee connoisseur, a catmom of 2, and an aquarium enthusiast. In her spare time, she's an avid video gamer and loves to travel.

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