Actress Jennifer Garner and First Lady Jill Biden teamed up to visit a vaccination site at a local high school in West Virginia on Thursday. Biden, 69, arrived in Charleston at around 2 p.m. and exited her plane without wearing a mask, following the new federal guidelines for people who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
Garner, the “Alias” star, who grew up in West Virginia, was wearing a black mask matching her outfit. She took it off to greet the First Lady, who is wearing a white dress and pink blazer.
Garner and Biden had met while working with the non-profit organization Save the Children. For this visit, they were joined by Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV), who traveled with the First Lady. A group of Reserve Officer Training Corps junior officers welcomed the group when they arrived at Capital High School in Charleston. The First Lady shared with them that President Biden’s late son, Beau, was also with the Army National Guard.
“I know you just want to see Jennifer Garner,” the First Lady joked with them.
“They’ve seen me their whole lives!” Garner exclaimed. “Thank you for your service, kids.”
The two then went to see the children who were getting their COVID-19 shots in the school gymnasium. This event came a day after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommended Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine to be administered to children aged 12 to 15.
Garner, who has three children with actor Ben Affleck, told moms to hang in there, when she was asked for any advice to fellow mothers. She also said she is excited to get her own kids vaccinated.
Inside the gymnasium, Biden held the hand of a teenager getting a jab and then asked the girl if she knew the actress.
“Yes, I love all your movies,” the teen gushed, as Garner congratulated her on getting vaccinated.
Garner and the First Lady were scheduled to visit Alabama together the previous month to promote the newest expansion of child tax credits, but the actress was not able to due to inclement weather.