President Joe Biden received his Covid-19 vaccine booster shot at the White House on September 27, Monday. This comes after the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommended a third dose of the Pfizer vaccine for Americans aged 65 or older.
The federal regulators also gave the green signal for booster shots for those with preexisting medical conditions and high-risk work environments. It is worth mentioning that US President Biden had his first dose of the coronavirus vaccine on December 21 last year and administered the second dose on January 11 this year.
“I know it doesn’t look like it, but I am over 65,” Biden, who’s 78, joked just before receiving the shot in his left arm. The president received his first vaccine shot on Dec. 21 and his second one on Jan. 11. First lady Jill Biden received her second shot at the same time, but didn’t attend Monday’s televised event.
Biden, when asked by a reporter about his wife’s absence, said the first lady planned to get a booster shot, but was busy teaching during Monday’s event. Roughly 75% of the U.S. population aged 12 and older have received at least one dose of vaccine as of Sunday, and nearly 65% have been fully vaccinated, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.