Washington – AFP
U.S. President Joe Biden, 78, received the third dose of the Pfizer vaccine against Govt-19 during a live broadcast on television networks to encourage Americans to receive the booster dose.
U.S. health officials have also issued recommendations to give booster doses to three groups of people aged 65 and over and those between the ages of 18 and 64 and those suffering from diseases such as diabetes or obesity. People who are most vulnerable to viral infections due to their work or place of residence.
Before getting the shot at the White House, Biden joked, “I know I didn’t look like that, but I’m over 65.”
Biden said last week that nearly 60 million people in the United States are eligible to receive Pfizer’s booster dose.
Biden received his first dose of Pfizer vaccine last December and his second in January, when he was elected president.
He pointed out that those who have received the dose of Moderna or Johnson & Johnson vaccines may receive a booster dose once the studies are completed, and it is expected that all Americans will qualify for this “soon”.
On Monday, Biden said, “Boosters are important, but the most important thing is that we can vaccinate more people.”
He will travel to Chicago on Wednesday to ask “why more companies should do compulsory vaccinations.”
Although this tool is considered necessary to increase the number of people being vaccinated in the United States, there is no compulsory vaccination in the United States at the federal level.
The first woman, Jill Biden, will receive the third dose of the vaccine, the U.S. president said.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said Friday that data on the booster dose of Moderna and Johnson & Johnson will be evaluated “in the coming weeks.”
Biden wanted to launch a big Pfizer and Moderna booster campaign for all Americans this week.
But U.S. health officials stopped the move, splitting medical professionals and creating confusion over the booster-dose policy.
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