Va. first lady Pam Northam visits center in Hampton that offers free child care for vaccinated people

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HAMPTON, Va. (WAVY) — Virginia first lady Pam Northam traveled to Hampton on Tuesday to promote a free child care initiative as part of President Joe Biden’s National Month of Action for vaccinations.

The White House said Tuesday it will likely miss the goal of having at least 70% of American adults with at least one dose by July 4. However, the Biden administration hopes the initiative, which brings together national organizations and local partners such as faith-based groups, will continue to help encourage people to get vaccinated.

Northam’s visit to Childtime of Hampton came a day after Virginia announced it had reached Biden’s vaccination goal. It was the 16th state to do so.

Childtime is offering free child care for people getting the COVID-19 vaccine or recovering from any side effects of the vaccine.

Northam was expected to tour the center around 3 p.m.

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