Biden gets COVID-19 booster shot
U.S. President Joe Biden got his COVID-19 booster shot before news cameras Monday as his administration promotes new booster guidance that has spurred some confusion among Americans on when to get a third dose.
"Like I did with my first and second COVID-19 vaccination shot, I'm about to get my booster shot and do it publicly. That's because the Food and Drug Administration, the FDA, the Center for Diseases Control and Prevention, the CDC, looked at all the data, completed their review, and determined the boosters for the Pfizer vaccine - others will come later, maybe, I assume - but the Pfizer vaccine are safe and effective," Biden began at an early afternoon event.
Delivering remarks ahead of receiving a third dose of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine in the South Court Auditorium, Biden took the opportunity to address some of that confusion.
The president received his first dose of the vaccine on Dec. 21, 2020, and his second dose on Jan. 11, 2021. At 78, Biden qualifies for a third shot under the new CDC guidance issued last week recommending booster shots to Americans 65 and older at least six months after their first series of shots.
Biden repeated the administration's messaging that while booster shots are rolling out, baseline vaccinations are the priority, ABC news reported.