First Lady Jill Biden tours pop-up vaccine clinic in Nashville

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Posted at 6:35 AM, Jun 22, 2021

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — First Lady Dr. Jill Biden visited Nashville Tuesday for a pop-up COVID-19 vaccination event downtown, encouraging Tennesseans to get vaccinated.

She was joined by country star Brad Paisley to tour a pop-up vaccination clinic at Ole Smoky Distillery.

The clinic was at Ole Smoky Distillery and Yee-Haw Brewing Company from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. This visit is a part of the Biden administration's nationwide tour to reach out to Americans who are unvaccinated.

Currently, about 41% of Tennesseans have had at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, and only 34.4% of Tennesseans are fully vaccinated. The state has among the lowest vaccination rates in the country. Only five other states have lower vaccination rates.

Dr. Biden was busy as she also made a similar stop in Jackson, Mississippi.

All this is coming as the President’s July 4th deadline to have 70% of Americans having one dose of the vaccine is fast approaching. He recently mentioned we hit 300 million vaccines in 150 days.

If you haven’t gotten your vaccine, you are able to sign up for the pop-up clinic online. To sign up for an appointment, click here.