Biden promotes vaccines with 'Dude With Sign'

The White House has teamed up with yet another social media figure to promote the COVID-19 vaccine, this time partnering with the man behind the popular page "Dude With Sign."

The president posed alongside the social media star, Seth Phillips, in a photo posted to the Instagram account on Friday, with each holding a sign urging people to get vaccinated. 

“Lets look out for each other and get vaccinated," Phillips's sign reads, while Biden, sporting a tan suit and aviators, holds a sign reading, “This dude gets it, folks.” 


It is a part of the administration’s greater social media efforts to encourage more people to get the vaccine. 

Social media comedian Benito Skinner posted a video this week walking viewers through a fictionalized day-in-the-life account of a White House intern.

White House press secretary Jen PsakiJen PsakiThe massive messaging miscues of all the president's men (and women) Russian military buildup puts Washington on edge White House looks to rein in gas prices ahead of busy travel season MORE makes a guest appearance in the video, with the pair discussing how many Americans have gotten vaccinated.

"We've come a long way in our fight against this virus. We've vaccinated 160 million Americans," Psaki says at one point in the video.

"Are you getting this all down?" she asks.


"Don't worry, queen. It's all up here," Skinner responds, pointing to his head.

In mid-July, pop star Olivia Rodrigo also made a guest appearance at the White House, where she promoted vaccinations during a press briefing. 

“It’s important to have conversations with friends and family members encouraging all communities to get vaccinated and actually get to a vaccination site, which you can do more easily than ever before given how many sites we have and how easy it is to find them at,” Rodrigo said.

The White House is trying to get more Americans vaccinated as states and localities see a surge of new COVID-19 cases especially among the unvaccinated amid the spread of the delta variant.

About 69 percent of eligible Americans, those aged 12 years and older, have received at least one shot of the vaccine, and 59 percent are fully vaccinated, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.