Former President Barack Obama complements stickers and children’s fashion choices while visiting the District of Columbia Public Schools Vaccine Clinic with White House Chief Medical Adviser Dr. Anthony Fauci.
Mr. Obama, who is the first former president since Woodrow Wilson to remain a resident of the nation’s capital after his term, accompanied Dr. Fauci on an outing for a vaccine site at Kimball Elementary School in southeastern Washington. joined as part of Encourage parents to vaccinate their children against COVID-19 before the winter season.
The school was hosting a pop-up clinic on Tuesday targeted at children ages five to 11 who recently became eligible to receive an age-appropriate dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine. City-run clinics allow parents to vaccinate their eligible children without an appointment.
A spokeswoman for the Department of Health and Human Services, which organized the former president’s visit, said the event was “to emphasize the importance of vaccinating children, to spread the word about the safety and efficacy of vaccines, and to educate parents.” was to motivate them to get their children vaccinated”.
In brief remarks, Mr Obama called the ability to vaccinate children against the coronavirus “one more thing to be thankful for this holiday season”, adding that it is important to vaccinate children because it is important to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Reduces the likelihood of school-based outbreaks.
“I think it’s really important for everyone to be informed and talk to an informed health care professional. Talk to your family doctor. Talk to your pediatrician and get the information you need to make an informed decision ,” said the former president.
Addressing the kids in the room, Mr. Obama said: “Nobody really likes getting shots. I don’t like getting shots. But I do because it will help keep me healthy.”
The former president briefly stayed at the clinic when he finished speaking to hand out stickers to children queuing for their jobs.
A young girl discusses Dr. Seuss, one-time leader of the free world and best-selling author. green Eggs and Ham, Before receiving a fist-bump from the former Commander-in-Chief. Another girl’s choice of dress caught the attention of Mr. Obama, who complemented it on her “shiny shoes”.
He also told several children waiting outside the vaccination site that he was proud of them for being vaccinated, and compared a young girl’s dress to that of former First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis.
“Very stylish,” he said. “Kinda ‘Jackie O'”.
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