Biden Receives COVID-19 Booster Vaccine After Authorization

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Joe Biden will receive his COVID-19 booster shot on Monday, days after federal regulators recommended a third dose of the Pfizer vaccine for Americans 65 and older and approved it for others with medical conditions. high-risk and pre-existing medical conditions. work environments.

The White House said Biden, 78, would comment and receive the additional dose at 1 p.m. Monday.

Biden received his first injection on December 21 and his second dose three weeks later, on January 11, along with his wife, Jill Biden. It was not immediately clear if the first lady would also receive the booster dose on Monday.

Speaking Friday after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Food and Drug Administration authorized the Pfizer booster, Biden told reporters: “I will receive my booster shot. It’s hard to admit that I am over 65, but I will receive my booster dose. “

Vice President Kamala Harris, 56, received the Moderna vaccine, for which federal regulators have not yet authorized boosters, but are expected to do so in the coming weeks.

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