SOUTH CAROLINA (June 11, 2021)—GREENVILLE — Vice President Kamala Harris will visit Greenville on June 14 to promote the government’s COVID-19 vaccination campaign.
The trip to Greenville comes as part of the “Month of Action” and a “nationwide tour to reach millions of Americans who still need protection against the virus, highlight the ease of getting vaccinated, encourage vaccinations, and mobilize grassroots vaccine education and outreach efforts,” according to a White House advisory.
Exactly where the vice president will be was not detailed in the advisory.
Governor Henry McMaster tweeted “
We are always happy to welcome visitors, but I believe the Vice President’s valuable time would be better spent at the border trying to fix the mess created by the Biden administration’s failed immigration policies. https://t.co/7vco2idUV8— Gov. Henry McMaster (@henrymcmaster) June 11, 2021
South Carolina ranks in the bottom half of states for vaccination rate. As of June 10, just under 46 percent of the state’s population has received at least one dose, according to the state Department of Health and Environmental Control’s vaccine dashboard.
The rate of vaccination has declined as President Joe Biden pushes his goal of having 70 percent of the U.S. population vaccinated by July 4.
On June 7, Gov. Henry McMaster lifted the state of emergency established in South Carolina at the start of the pandemic as the number of positive cases has continued to decline.
South Carolina confirmed 156 cases, 16 deaths from COVID-19.
Source: The Post and Courier