On Monday, Joe Biden, the President of America, received a Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine booster dose and persuaded more U.S. citizens to receive their shots after the federal administration approved boosters or third doses for American people over 65 years of age.
Biden said that the third dose of coronavirus vaccines is helpful to fight the deadly pandemic but added he thinks the crucial thing is for the people to receive the initial two shots. According to U.S. CDC, 77 percent of the U.S. population is partially vaccinated, and the U.S. leader said that the remaining twenty-three percent are causing harm for the whole country.
Today I got my COVID-19 booster shot—and just like my first and second dose, it was safe and easy.
Get vaccinated. Together, can we save lives and beat this virus. pic.twitter.com/gtNAQqmOoj
— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) September 27, 2021
Moreover, he said that this is an epidemic of the immunized. So that is the reason he’s proceeding with immunization requirements wherever he can.
At 78, Joe Biden became eligible for the extra dose under the latest instruction issued late in the past week. The U.S. President Biden received his first dose of the Pfizer vaccine in December 2020 and his second in January.
The U.S. FDA authorized Pfizer-made boosters last week for patients over 65-years of age, Americans who have underlying health conditions such as diabetes, obesity, and employees whose occupations could render them more exposed to the lethal virus.
Biden Says COVID Boosters Are Important
Furthermore, Dr. Rochelle Walensky, the US CDC director, overruled the agency’s independent advisory board past Friday by adding a suggestion for a booster American people aged 18-64 considered high-risk to coronavirus disease due to where they work.
Biden reiterated the government’s messaging that third doses are rolling out, baseline immunizations are the priority. He also said that the main thing is that Americans are fully inoculated, and they’re highly protected against severe illness, even if they get COVID. So people are safe and authorities will do everything they can to keep it that way, with the additional doses. Moreover, Biden said boosters are essential, but the crucial thing they need to do is get more Americans inoculated.
On Monday, Biden rejected condemnation from the WHO and other health professionals, who have persuaded the administration to deliver more shots to third world countries ahead of providing boosters to Americans.
As he received the booster dose, Biden said they’re doing more than every other country in the world combined. They’re going to play their role.
Furthermore, Mitch McConnell, U.S. Senate Minority leader, 79, proclaimed on Monday that he’d also gotten a third shot and persuaded eligible US people to join him in receiving the dose. And Kentucky GOP’s declaration on the Senate floor was remarkable given the partisan split that runs through the US immunization rate. An NBC News Poll in August showed that 88 percent of Democrats reported having been inoculated, versus only fifty-five percent of GOPs.