Olivia Rodrigo knows what is “good 4 u,” getting vaccinated.
Rodrigo, actress and singer of “drivers license,” “good 4 u,” and “deja vu,” visited the White House to promote vaccination among young people. She met with President Biden and Dr. Fauci, spoke at the White House, and plans to answer young people’s vaccine questions on her Instagram.
Rodrigo’s visit comes after President Biden missed his goal of 70 percent of U.S. adults having received their first dose by July 4. Currently, that number is about 67.7 percent, according to the Center for Disease Control (CDC).
Additionally, vaccination rates among young people were lagging behind. As of this week, 50.7 percent of 18 to 24 year olds have received their first and 41.8 percent of 18 to 24 year olds are fully vaccinated, according to the CDC.
COVID-19 vaccination rates for people ages 12 and up is even lower. The CDC reports that only 33.9 percent of people ages 12 to 15 have received their first dose of a vaccine with 25.3 percent fully vaccinated. Additionally 45.8 percent of 16 and 17 year olds have received one dose, with just 37.5 percent of that age group being fully vaccinated. The CDC recommends “everyone 12 years and older should get a COVID-19 vaccination to help protect against COVID-19.”
On Tuesday, Biden posted on Instagram calling for young people to help other young people get vaccinated. Rodrigo commented “i’m in! see you tomorrow at the white house!”
Wednesday morning Biden announced Rodrigo’s visit on Twitter.
Rodrigo spoke at the White House press room on Wednesday, praising Biden and Fauci’s vaccination efforts, urging people to get vaccinated.
“It’s important to have conversations with friends and family members to encourage 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 one at vaccines.gov,” said Rodrigo.
Rodrigo sings the praises of Biden and Fauci’s vaccination efforts.
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After photos and videos of Rodrigo on White House grounds started circulating online Twitter users starting making clever jokes.
Hopefully young people respond to Rodrigo’s message as well as they respond to her music. Good 4 u Rodrigo!