Second Gentleman to visit Birmingham

Second Gentleman Douglas Emhoff
Second Gentleman Douglas Emhoff(Dana Sparks | AP)
Updated: Jun. 14, 2021 at 8:14 PM CDT
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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) - Second Gentleman Douglas Emhoff will travel to Birmingham on Thursday, June 17.

The trip is part of the Administration’s nation-wide tour to encourage COVID-19 vaccination. Emhoff will also highlight grassroots vaccine education and outreach efforts.

U.S. Secretary of Veterans Affairs Denis McDonough will join Mr. Emhoff in Birmingham. That same day, Secretary McDonough will also visit a vaccination clinic hosted by the American Legion in Montgomery, Alabama.

In the morning, Mr. Emhoff, Secretary McDonough, and Dr. Cameron Webb, Senior Policy Advisor for COVID-19 Equity will attend a kick-off event in Birmingham with volunteers and community organizers before the community members set off to canvass the neighborhood with educational information to encourage people to get vaccinated. Afterwards, Mr. Emhoff and Secretary McDonough will tour the vaccination clinic inside Jackson-Olin High School.

Later in the day, Secretary McDonough and Dr. Webb will tour a vaccine clinic in Montgomery hosted by the American Legion in concert with their conference for veterans and their families. This is part of a VA effort to vaccinate veterans, their families and their caregivers. There will also be press availability following the event.

The Vice President, the First Lady, and additional members of the Cabinet will also join the Administration’s tour to communities across the country.

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