POLITICS. President Biden was vaccinated at the White House / EFE
President Joe Biden received the booster dose against the COVID-19 pandemic on Monday, an event that occurred in front of the cameras at the White House, from where he invited eligible Americans to receive the vaccine as soon as possible.
Because it is important?: The president’s call comes amid the gradual increase in cases throughout the country, a phenomenon produced by the arrival of the delta variant, which is more rapidly contagious. The numbers behind the new wave put the country in a situation similar to that of 2020.
- Biden assured that the booster vaccines are effective and safe, in an attempt to provide the greatest possible confidence in the country.
- The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the use of the dose developed by Pfizer for people over 65 years of age.
What do they say?: “I know it doesn’t look like it, but I’m over 65, way over, and that’s why I’m getting my booster dose today. The reinforcements are important, but the most important thing we must do is vaccinate more people, “joked President Biden from the White House.
- In addition to those over the age of 65, people with medical conditions or employees at high risk of contracting the virus at their jobs are eligible.
- The US is developing the process while the WHO urged rich countries to give doses to the nations most in need.
Main source of the news: The Hill