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First lady Jill Biden visits Grand Rapids to promote COVID-19 vaccination infrastructure

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United States First Lady Jill Biden visited Grand Rapids Thursday to promote the emerging partnership between community colleges and pharmacies.

It’s all part of the Biden Administration’s efforts to create pop-up vaccination sites on campuses across the country, where the vaccine can be administered to anyone who has yet to receive it.

Speaking at Grand Rapids Community College, Dr. Biden pleaded with those who have yet to be vaccinated to do so, and said the fastest way for things to get back to normal is for everyone to get the shot.

“If you are watching or listening, and you haven’t got your vaccine, now is the time,” Biden said. “The vaccine is safe and effective. And it saves lives".

According to the state of Michigan, nearly 60 percent of all residents have received at least the first dose of the vaccine.

Dr. Biden said Thursday she is confident that the country can achieve President Joe Biden’s goal of having 70 percent of all Americans vaccinated by July 4th.