Former President Barack Obama joined Biden administration COVID-19 czar Dr. Anthony Fauci on Tuesday for a visit to Kimball Elementary School in the nation’s capital to encourage families to vaccinate their children against the virus, despite persistent questions about the new shots’ need and safety for the young.
“We are just getting through the holiday season, and we have one more thing to be thankful for, which is that we can get kids vaccinated if they’re between the ages of five and eleven,” Obama told parents, teachers, and students, the Daily Mail reports. “Nobody really loves getting a shot. I don’t love getting a shot. But I do it because it’s going to help keep me healthy.”
Getting our kids fully vaccinated is the best way to protect them against COVID-19. Today, Dr. Fauci and I stopped by Kimball Elementary School to meet with families and kids getting their vaccines—and encourage more parents and kids to do the same. pic.twitter.com/jhReaKJ7d9
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) November 30, 2021