KANSAS CITY, Mo. — First Lady Jill Biden is flying into Kansas City and visiting a community college in Midtown as a part of a nationwide COVID-19 vaccination tour.
Biden is flying into the Charles B. Wheeler Downtown Airport this afternoon and then traveling to Metropolitan Community College’s Penn Valley campus. It’s part of a campaign to increase COVID-19 vaccinations through a partnership between pharmacies and community colleges.
Metropolitan Community Colleges are offering one free class to those who get vaccinated today. That’s a free college credit good toward a credential for someone looking to expand their skills.
“We are hoping they will go back and share their story because students are the best marketers and advertisers we can ever have,” Tyjaun Lee, campus president of MCC-Penn Valley, said. “Their voice is critically important right now to get the word out to their friends because when friends speak, other friends listen.”
Those involved planned the trip to Kansas City hoping to increase vaccinations for students, staff and others who live near the schools.
There have been more than 6,000 mobile vaccination clinics conducted with this federal program. They are expected to continue across the nation through June.
This is all part of President Joe Biden’s goal to get 70% of Americans immunized against COVID-19 by the Fourth of July.
If you’d like to get a vaccination at the clinic, registration is required. You can choose between the Moderna vaccine and the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.
The vaccines will be dispensed from Costco Pharmacy.