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President Joe Biden received a coronavirus booster shot on live tv Monday while advising those not yet vaccinated to “please get the shots. It could save your life.”
Biden received his 3rd dosage of the Pfizer vaccine just days after the drugmaker won Food and Drug Administration approval for boosters for those aged 65 or older, individuals who have underlying health conditions, or those at increased danger of COVID-19 due to a workplace.
” I understand it doesnt appear like it, but I am over 65,” Biden, whos 78, joked right before receiving the shot in his left arm.
President Biden gets COVID-19 booster shot survive on TV pic.twitter.com/tYOWLE8nuK— The Post Millennial (@TPostMillennial) September 27, 2021
President Joe Biden gets a third dose of the Pfizer/BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine at the White House on Monday..
Roughly 75% of the U.S. population aged 12 and older have actually gotten at least one dosage of vaccine since Sunday, and nearly 65% have actually been totally immunized, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Pfizer revealed recently that clinical trials have actually discovered that its vaccine works for kids ages 5 to 11, and stated it will look for U.S. permission for this age by the end of the month. U.S. regulators havent yet authorized any vaccines for children younger than 12.
The president received his very first vaccine shot on Dec. 21 and his 2nd one on Jan. 11. Very first woman Jill Biden got her second shot at the exact same time, but didnt go to Mondays televised occasion. Vice President Kamala Harris, 56, received the Moderna vaccine, which has actually not yet won FDA approval for booster shots..
Biden, when asked by a press reporter about his wifes lack, stated the first girl planned to get a booster shot, but was hectic mentor throughout Mondays occasion.
Data released by Pfizer last week shows its two-dose vaccine program remains extremely efficient in avoiding serious disease and death from COVID-19, with security against symptomatic cases falling from 96% to 84% after six months. A booster shot brings back the vaccines effectiveness to about 95%, the drugmaker stated.
The president received his very first vaccine shot on Dec. 21 and his 2nd one on Jan. 11.