Jill Biden teams up with NFL great to push vaccinations

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Former Dallas Cowboy and Football Hall of Famer Emmitt Smith talks with a COVID-19 vaccine recipient during a tour of vaccination site at Emmett J. Conrad High School in Dallas, Tuesday, June 29, 2021. First lady Jill Biden looks on at right. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, Pool)

HOUSTON (AP) — Jill Biden is playing offense in the fight against COVID-19. She teamed up with an NFL Hall of Fame running back and with America’s second gentleman on Tuesday to encourage Texans to get vaccinated against the disease.

The first lady appeared at a pop-up vaccination clinic at a Dallas high school with former Dallas Cowboys running back Emmitt Smith, who told people the nation is “in the fourth quarter” in fighting the virus. She and Doug Emhoff, the husband of Vice President Kamala Harris, met later in Houston at a vaccination event sponsored by the Astros and watched some of their game against the Baltimore Orioles.

The first lady flew to Texas as part of President Joe Biden’s campaign to vaccinate as many Americans as possible against COVID-19 in the face of growing concern about the spread of a new and more contagious strain known as the delta variant.

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