US President Joe Biden acquired his COVID-19 vaccine booster shot on the White House on Monday afternoon (native time).
Biden obtained a 3rd Pfizer dose after booster doses have been authorized by federal health officers. “We know that to beat this pandemic and to save lives, to keep our children safe, our schools open, our economy going, we need to get folks vaccinated,” Biden stated throughout remarks forward of his shot. “So, please, please do the right thing. Please get these shots. It can save your life and it can save the lives of those around you,” he stated.
Biden acquired his first two doses of the COVID-19 vaccine forward of his inauguration in January. Biden joked about how he’s “way over” the age of 65, which is a part of the rationale he’s eligible for the shot.
He stated he did not have any unwanted side effects after getting his first or second COVID-19 vaccine photographs.
“If you fall under these categories, you’re eligible for the booster. Now, I know it doesn’t look like it, but I am over 65 — I wish I — way over. And that’s why I’m getting my booster shot today,” the White House stated in an announcement.
“Boosters are important, but the most important thing we need to do is get more people vaccinated,” Biden stated.
“The vast majority of Americans are doing the right thing. Over 77 per cent of adults have gotten at least one shot. About 23 per cent haven’t gotten any shots, and that — that distinct minority is causing an awful lot of us an awful lot of damage for the rest of the country,” he stated.”This is a pandemic of the unvaccinated. That’s why I’m moving forward with vaccination requirements wherever I can,” he added.
The US Food and Drug Administration final week gave emergency use authorisation for a booster dose of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine in people 65 and older, people at excessive danger of extreme illness and people whose jobs put them prone to an infection.