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Jill Biden to attend Lightning vaccination event

The first lady and Dr. Anthony Fauci are stopping by Amalie Arena to encourage people to get their vaccinations at a fan event.
First lady Jill Biden will attend a Lightning vaccination event Thursday night at Amalie Arena.
First lady Jill Biden will attend a Lightning vaccination event Thursday night at Amalie Arena. [ CHANCEY BUSH | The Colorado Springs Gazette ]
Published Jun. 21
Updated Jun. 24

TAMPA — First lady Jill Biden and Dr. Anthony Fauci, the chief medical adviser to the president, will attend a Lightning vaccination event Thursday night at Amalie Arena.

Florida residents are invited to get vaccinated at the event, as well as take shots on net from the ice, get photos taken with Lightning mascot ThunderBug and the Zamboni, and receive Lightning giveaways.

Fans can register to be vaccinated at the event here. Both the Pfizer two-dose and Johnson & Johnson one-dose vaccinations will be available at no cost through AdventHealth.

Vaccinations will be available from 4:30-6:30. Masks will be required. Biden is expected to arrive at Amalie Arena at 5 p.m.

Biden is stopping by various vaccination sites on Thursday as part of the Biden administration’s efforts to encourage everyone to get vaccinated. She will be visiting a drive-through vaccination site in Kissimmee earlier in the day.

Earlier in the postseason, the Lightning offered ticketed fans the opportunity to get vaccinated before home playoff games at Amalie Arena through their Together Tampa Bay program.

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