U.S. President Joe Biden receives his COVID-19 vaccine booster shot

Biden gets COVID-19 booster shot as additional doses roll out

POTUS rolls up his shirt sleeve and takes his third vaccine dose in total, hoping to provide a powerful example for Americans on the need to get the extra shot even as millions go without their first

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Published: 09.27.21, 21:14
U.S. President Joe Biden rolled up his shirt sleeve for a COVID-19 vaccine booster inoculation on Monday, hoping to provide a powerful example for Americans on the need to get the extra shot even as millions go without their first.
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  • In getting the booster, Biden dismissed criticism that the United States should distribute more vaccines worldwide before allowing boosters at home.
    2 צפייה בגלריה
    ג'ו ביידן מתחסן בחיסון השלישי נגד קורונה
    ג'ו ביידן מתחסן בחיסון השלישי נגד קורונה
    U.S. President Joe Biden receives his COVID-19 vaccine booster shot
    (Photo: Gettyimages)
    "We are going to do our part," he said.
    Biden's wife Jill also got a booster shot.
    The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) last week backed an additional dose of the Pfizer Inc/BioNTech vaccine for Americans aged 65 and older, adults with underlying medical conditions and adults in high-risk working and institutional settings.
    While scientists are divided over the need for booster shots when so many people in the United States and other countries remain unvaccinated, Biden announced the push in August as part of an effort to shore up protection against the highly transmissible Delta variant.
    2 צפייה בגלריה
    קורונה חיסון מבצע חיסונים מיאמי פלורידה ארה"ב
    קורונה חיסון מבצע חיסונים מיאמי פלורידה ארה"ב
    Elderly man inoculated with a COVID-19 vaccine shot in Miami, Florida
    (Photo: AFP)
    Only people who received their last dose of Pfizer's shot at least six months ago are eligible for another shot now, U.S. regulators said. The FDA has not yet considered Moderna's application for boosters and Johnson & Johnson has not yet applied for one.
    U.S. officials have cited a "pandemic of the unvaccinated" that state, local and federal officials, as well as private employers, have tried to counter with mandates to get the shots or, in some cases, face repeated testing.
    Experts continue to push vaccines as largely regional outbreaks of the virus across the United States continue to stress health care systems, which could be further exacerbated by exhausted nurses or doctors or by staff who refuse the shots.
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