US President Joe Biden receives his COVID-19 vaccine booster shot at the White House on Monday afternoon (local time).
Biden received Pfizer’s third dose after federal health officials approved a booster dose. Biden said during remarks before his shot, “We know that to beat this pandemic and save lives, to keep our kids safe, our schools are open, our economy is going, we need to get people vaccinated.” Is required.” “So, please, please do the right thing. Please get these shots. It could save your life and it could save the lives of those around you,” he said.
Biden received his first two doses of the COVID-19 vaccine before his inauguration in January. Biden joked about how he’s “overdone” at age 65, which is part of the reason he deserves the shot.
He said he had no side effects after taking his first or second COVID-19 vaccine shot.
“If you fall under these categories, you’re eligible for a booster. Now, I know it doesn’t look like it, but I’m over 65 — I wish I — way over. And so I am today Taking my booster shot,” the White House said in a statement.
“Boosters are important, but the most important thing we need to do is get more people vaccinated,” Biden said.
“Most Americans are doing the right thing. More than 77 percent of adults have received at least one shot. About 23 percent have received no shot, and that — that distinct minority of many of us to the rest of the country.” harming people a lot,” he said. So I am going ahead with vaccination requirements wherever possible,” he said.
The US Food and Drug Administration last week granted emergency use authorization for a booster dose of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine for people 65 and older, people at high risk of serious illness, and people whose jobs made them vulnerable to infection. put in danger.
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