Second gentleman Doug Emhoff heads to Birmingham as part of COVID-19 vaccine push

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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — Second gentleman Doug Emhoff traveled to Birmingham Thursday as part of the Biden Administration’s push to get more people vaccinated against COVID-19.

Emhoff, the husband of Vice President Kamala Harris, arrived in the Magic City after he visited Memphis, Tenn. Wednesday.

“These trips are part of the Administration’s nationwide tour to reach millions of Americans who still need protection against the virus, highlight the ease of getting vaccinated and mobilize grassroots vaccine education and outreach efforts,” a press release from the White House read.

Emhoff preached the importance of receiving the vaccine, calling them “safe, effective, free and available.”

US Secretary of Veterans Affairs Denis McDonough and Dr. Cameron Webb joined Emhoff during the visit in Birmingham. The group also stopped in Birmingham to canvass the neighborhood to encourage people to get vaccinated and will tour a vaccination clinic inside a local high school.

Stay with CBS 42 for complete coverage of Thursday’s events.

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