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First lady to visit Nashville, encourage vaccinations

June 22, 2021 GMT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — First lady Jill Biden will travel to Nashville, Tennessee, on Tuesday as part of a national effort to get more Americans vaccinated against COVID-19.

Biden will attend a pop-up vaccination site with signer-songwriter Brad Paisley at Ole Smoky Distillery in Nashville in the evening.

President Joe Biden’s administration has been touring the country to highlight the ease of getting vaccinated, as well as mobilize grassroots vaccine education and outreach efforts.

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