Dr. Jill Biden is bringing in star power to help encourage parents vaccinate their children ages five-years-old to 11. Entertainer and entrepreneur Ciara and her kids visited The White House to encourage vaccinations and help spread the world about the efficacy of the vaccine for children.
The “Body Party” singer took to Instagram to thank Dr. Biden for allowing her to be a part of this important discussion.
“@Flotus, thank you for welcoming my family and I to The @WhiteHouse. It was such an honor to join you to talk about vaccinating our youth. Let’s end this pandemic together #LevelUp”
Ciara spoke with Dr. Biden and Dr. Hina Talib during her time at The White House.
According to The Associated Press, although the CDC approved emergency use of the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid vaccine in children five-years-old to 11, only about 10 percent of eligible children in the age group have gotten their vaccines.
“She has been eager to engage around vaccinations and particularly interested in promoting children vaccinations,” the White House official says of Ciara. “From the White House perspective, we are always looking for trusted messengers who we know from polling are the best people to convince people to get vaccinated,” they continued. “That is no different for parents and their young children.”
According to a White House official, in addition to taking questions during her visit from her friends and family to help with spreading the word about vaccinating children, the wife of Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson also planned to record digital content on child vaccinations.
The 36-year-old singer is mother to daughter Sienna Princess, 4, and sons Future Zahir, 7, and Win Harrison, 1. Ciara and Wilson are very invested in making the world a better place for the next generation. They will release a children’s book, Why Not You, in March 2022 which will focus on confidence and empowerment. Additionally, they opened the Why Not You Learning Academy.
For additional information on vaccinating children ages five to 11, please visit the CDC website here.
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