First Lady Jill Biden to visit Waipahu High vaccine clinic during Hawaii stop
HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - First Lady Jill Biden is en route to the Tokyo Olympics and plans to make a stop in Hawaii before she returns to Washington.
On Thursday, The White House released more details on her agenda for the trip — which is Biden’s first solo international trip as first lady.
She’ll land at Joint Base Pearl Harbor Hickam in Hawaii mid-day.
Then on Sunday, she’ll make a stop at Waipahu High School’s mobile vaccination clinic around 1 p.m. The visit is a part of the nationwide effort to encourage the public to get vaccinated against COVID-19.
The clinic at the high school is open to anyone ages 12 and older from noon to 4 p.m. Walk-ins are welcome though appointments can also be made online by clicking here.
Another private event is planned before her departure Sunday afternoon.
During this time away from Washington D.C., the First Lady also scheduled a stop in Alaska.
The first lady is fully vaccinated and will be among the select few allowed to attend the Olympics opening ceremony in Japan on July 23. The games were initially postponed because of the pandemic, but are now moving ahead despite a growing number of COVID cases linked to the Olympics.
While in Japan, she will also dedicate a room in the U.S. Embassy to former U.S. Sen. Daniel Inouye and his wife, Irene Hirano Inouye, founding president of the U.S.-Japan Council.
Inouye died in 2012, while Hirano Inouye died last year.
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