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In White House visit, singer Oliva Rodrigo urges vaccinations for youth

/ 07:11 AM July 15, 2021
Singer and actress Olivia Rodrigo encourages young people to get vaccinated against coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in this frame grab from video shot at the White House in Washington, U.S., and released on July 14, 2021. Rodrigo visited the White House to meet with U.S. President Joe Biden and Dr. Anthony Fauci, and record the messages.

Singer and actress Olivia Rodrigo encourages young people to get vaccinated against coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in this frame grab from video shot at the White House in Washington, U.S., and released on July 14, 2021. Rodrigo visited the White House to meet with U.S. President Joe Biden and Dr. Anthony Fauci, and record the messages. (White House/Handout via REUTERS)

WASHINGTON  – Pop star Olivia Rodrigo, whose album “Sour” is No. 1 on the charts, took to the podium at the White House on Wednesday to encourage young people to get vaccinated against COVID-19.

The 18-year-old singer and actress, wearing a vintage plaid Chanel suit and towering white platform shoes with black ankle socks, made a surprise appearance in the press briefing room.

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Making a reference to Rodrigo’s song “Drivers License,” press secretary Jen Psaki introduced her by saying she “traversed red lights and stop signs to see us.”

The White House enlisted Rodrigo, who has millions of followers on social media, to help boost lagging vaccination rates among youth. “It’s important to have conversations with friends and family members encouraging all communities to get vaccinated,” she told reporters.

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The singer had on her agenda for Wednesday a meeting with President Joe Biden and infectious disease expert Dr. Anthony Fauci as well as a session to record videos promoting vaccination.

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