On live television, President Biden received his third vaccine dose, encouraging people to get their shots as they could be lifesaving. Days after confirmation of the Food and Drugs Administration permission for boosters for persons 65 and older with underlying medical problems and elevated risks of COVID-19 because of a working environment, Biden got his third Shot of Pfizer.
“Now, I know it doesn’t look like it, but I am over 65. And that’s why I am getting my booster shot today,” he declared.
The president was vaccinated for the first time on 21 December and for the next on 11 January. Jill Biden’s first lady had her second dose simultaneously but didn’t join the TV appearance on Monday. The Moderna vaccine, yet not granted FDA clearance for booster injections, was received by Vice President Kamala Harriss, 56. Biden said the first lady is planning to get the booster, but had a busy lecturing on Monday’s occasion when queried by a journalist about her absence.
Recent data regarding Pfizer’s two-dose vaccination scheme indicates its efficacy in avoiding serious disease and mortality from COVID-19 with safety against symptomatic cases dropping from 96% to 84% after six months. The pharma manager says that a booster shoot restores the efficacy of the vaccination to around 95%.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, around 75 percent of those aged 12 and above in the United States were given at least one dose of vaccine by Sunday, and nearly 65 percent were fully vaccinated. Pfizer revealed last week that clinical studies discovered its vaccine for children aged 5-11 years and stated that by the end of the month it will seek permission from the USA for this age range. No vaccinations for children under 12 have yet been approved by the United States authorities.
Bidden promised to ship a percentage of what the scientists believe is necessary to defend the planet by next fall, more than one billion doses in other nations. Biden stated earlier that his government is working with other countries to assist build their own production capabilities.