June 25, 2021/Media, Press

President Biden Urges North Carolinians to Get Vaccinated to Defeat COVID-19 For Good

President Biden visited Raleigh yesterday in an effort to encourage more North Carolinians to get vaccinated. The visit was part of the Biden-Harris administration’s National Month of Action, a nationwide effort to urge more Americans to get vaccinated to defeat COVID-19.

Governor Roy Cooper also recently announced a $4 million Summer Cash and College Tuition lottery, which will award $1 million prizes for four North Carolinians and $125,000 scholarships for four North Carolina students aged 12-17, to encourage and thank people across the state for getting vaccinated.

Biden, alongside Governor Roy Cooper, met with frontline workers and volunteers yesterday who have been leading the effort to boost vaccination rates to the most vulnerable communities throughout North Carolina.

See below for a roundup of coverage on President Biden’s visit to NC: 

ABC11: Eyewitness News

WRAL: Those on front lines of vaccination effort honored by Biden’s visit

CBS17: President Biden in vaccination push speech in Raleigh: ‘Don’t put it off, just do it’
President Joe Biden delivered remarks at a Raleigh community center Thursday to promote COVID-19 vaccinations. Biden exited Air Force One just before 4 p.m. and was greeted by Gov. Roy Cooper and EPA Administrator Michael S. Regan on the RDU International Airpot TARMAC. Regan is a Goldsboro native who served as secretary of the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality before being tapped to lead the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in March. The two spoke for several minutes before the president got into a limousine to head to Green Road Community Center.

The News & Observer: ‘Get it done.’ Biden comes to NC to urge more people to get the COVID vaccine
President Joe Biden urged North Carolinians who haven’t been vaccinated yet to go get their shots, saying that vaccination is the best way to protect themselves from COVID-19 and ensure a return to life as normal… “I wanted to come to Raleigh to thank everyone in this room for everything you’re doing to get your community vaccinated,” Biden said. “It matters. You’re saving lives and that’s not hyperbole. “There’s no reason to leave yourself vulnerable to this deadly virus for one day more,” he told people who aren’t vaccinated.

Spectrum News: President Biden visiting North Carolina Thursday to encourage vaccinations
The Tar Heel State is getting a presidential visit Thursday afternoon. President Joe Biden is making his way to Raleigh. White House officials say the president aims to encourage vaccinations and mobilize vaccine education and outreach efforts. He is expected to visit the Green Road Community Center to meet with front line workers and volunteers.

WBTV: President Biden to visit North Carolina community center Thursday to promote vaccines
President Joe Biden will visit Raleigh Thursday as part of an effort to encourage COVID-19 vaccinations across the United States. His appearance at the Green Road Community Center will kick off a local canvassing event. While in Raleigh, Biden will also tour a mobile vaccination unit and meet with frontline workers and volunteers who are working to get people in the community vaccinated, according to the White House press briefing.

WITN: Biden visit aims to give North Carolina vaccination efforts a shot in the arm
The president’s visit to North Carolina Thursday will be his first since winning election last November. But, this will be a campaign stop of a different sort: one focused on public health… Biden will visit a clinic in Raleigh to highlight vaccine availability and safety, as the more infectious Delta variant spreads. “We want to make sure we’re making the case,” White House Assistant Press Secretary Kevin Munoz said, “ultimately the vaccine, and getting vaccinated is a personal decision, but we can make clear that the benefits strongly outweigh any risk.”

WLOS: Biden talks ease of getting vaccinated, commends frontline workers during NC stop
President Joe Biden traveled to Raleigh Thursday, June 24, in his push to encourage more people to get the COVID-19 vaccine. The visit marked President Biden’s first trip to North Carolina since taking office. He arrived at a WakeMed mobile COVID-19 vaccination unit in the Raleigh area around 5 p.m. Thursday, where he spoke with frontline workers and volunteers after listening to what they had to say. “Doctors make you live; nurses make you want to live. Not a joke. I’m telling you, don’t underestimate medical assistants as well as nurses. I think it’s the single most underrated profession in America: nurses. Thank you for what you’re doing,” Biden told the group.