Biden, First Lady will get COVID-19 Booster Shot

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President Joe Biden says he and his wife will get a COVID-19 booster shot, following their first two doses in December.

Posted: Aug 19, 2021 9:53 AM
Updated: Aug 19, 2021 9:54 AM

WASHINGTON - President Joe Biden says he and his wife will get a COVID-19 booster shot, following their first two doses in December.

The president told ABC’s “Good Morning America” that it’s “past time” for him to get a booster. U.S. health officials announced Wednesday recommendations that Americans who received the Moderna or Pfizer vaccine get a booster shot eight months after their second dose.

U.S. health officials say it is “very clear” the vaccines’ protection against infections wanes over time. They announced plans to dispense COVID-19 booster shots to all Americans to shore up their protection against the surging delta variant.

The doses could begin the week of Sept. 20.

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