Biden Gets COVID-19 Vaccine Booster Shot


US President Joe Biden has received a Covid-19 vaccine booster 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.

According to Biden, “Boosters are important, but the most important thing we need to do is get more people vaccinated,” he said, noting that about 23 percent of people in the United States have not received a shot.

The US 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,

Also, adults with underlying medical conditions and adults in high-risk working and institutional settings are eligible for the booster shots.

But the problem, Biden said, is that a significant chunk of Americans continue to refuse even one shot of the vaccine, fueling a deadly nationwide surge of the Delta variant.

Biden said 77 percent of Americans had got vaccines but this wasn’t enough, with still nearly a quarter refusing.

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