WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden received his COVID-19 booster shot on Monday, days after federal regulators recommended a third dose of the important thing we need to do is get more people vaccinated,” Biden said before getting the booster, adding that he did not have side effects after his first or second shots.for Americans 65 or older. They approved them for others with preexisting medical conditions and high-risk work environments. “The most
Biden, 78, got his first shot on Dec. 21 and histhree weeks later, on Jan. 11, along with his wife, . Biden said the first lady, who’s 70, would also receive the , but she was teaching on Monday at Northern Virginia Community College, a professor of English. SOnFriday after the Centers for Disease authorized the Pfizer booster, Biden told reporters, “It’s hard to acknowledge I’m over 65, but I’ll be getting my booster shot.” He repeated the joke about being over 65 on Monday.
Bidenof booster doses in the summer, as the U.S. experienced a from the more transmissible delta variant. While the vast majority of patients continue to occur among unvaccinated people, regulators in the U.S. showing that protection against so-called was vastly improved by a third dose of the Pfizer shot. But the aggressive American push for boosters, before many poorer nations have been able to provide even a modicum of protection for their mfractionnerable populations, has drawn the ire of the and some aid groups, which have called on the U.S. to pause third shots to free up effort.
Biden said Vice President Kamala Harris, 56, received the Moderna vaccine. Federal regulators have not yet authorized boosters — but they are expected to in the . Regulators are also expecting data about the safety and efficacy fofthe single-dose Johnson & Johnson shot soon.that the U.S. was purchasing another 500 — for a billion over the coming year — to donate to more minor well-off nations.
At least 2.66 million Americans have received booster doses of the Pfizer vaccine since mid-August, according to the CDC. About 100 million Americans have been White House campus, Monday, Sept. 27, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)against COVID-19 through the Pfizer shot. U.S. regulators recommend getting the of the initial two-dose series. President Joe Biden receives a COVID-19 advocate photo during an event in the South Court Auditorium on the