Actress and popstar Olivia Rodrigo visited the White House
She wants to help push young people to get vaccinated against Covid-19.
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"I am beyond honored and humbled to be here today to help spread the message about the importance of youth vaccination" Rodrigo said.
"It’s important to have conversations with friends and family members encouraging all communities to get vaccinated and actually get to a vaccination site, which you can do more easily than ever before given how many sites we have and how easy it is to find them at vaccines.gov,” Rodrigo said.
Rodrigo will "record videos about the importance of young people getting vaccinated, including answering important questions young people have about getting vaccinated," a White House official told CNN.
Rodrigo's visit comes as the Biden administration is focusing its efforts on turning out people ages 12 to 27 to get a shot. While these younger Americans are at lower risk of serious outcomes or death from the coronavirus, the White House says the only way to be completely safe — and to protect their families — is to get a shot.
Younger Americans have proven a more difficult age group to reach with vaccines. White House officials said that the U.S. fell shy of Biden’s goal to vaccinate 70 percent of U.S. adults with at least one dose of vaccine because of the slower vaccine rates among Americans ages 18 to 27.
The videos will be featured on Rodrigo’s social media channels — which boast more than 28 million followers — as well as the White House social media channels, a White House official said.
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