(TheRedWire.com) – President Joe Biden got ahead of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Centers for Disease Control (CDC) in August. He warned the country that all Americans needed to get a COVID-19 booster shot six to eight months after becoming fully vaccinated. Yet, on Friday, September 24, CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Wallensky approved a third shot of the Pfizer vaccine only for those over 65 years of age and those between 50 and 64 with underlying health conditions. On Monday, September 27, Biden received a vaccination booster shot at the White House.
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The 78-year-old president spoke briefly before receiving his third dose of the Pfizer vaccine. Biden said that while the booster is essential, adding that it’s important that every American get vaccinated. The president added that the 23% of Americans who aren’t vaccinated are doing damage to the “rest of the country.”
He said due to his advanced age, he was following the CDC’s guidance. After getting the first and second dose early this year, the president said he didn’t have any side effects. Additionally, First Lady Jill Biden also received the booster vaccination on Monday.
Since Friday, over 2 million people have already received the third shot. On Monday, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) said he, too, received the booster.
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