WASHINGTON - President Joe Biden is expected to receive his second COVID-19 booster shot Wednesday as well as update Americans on the country’s progress in the war on the pandemic.
Biden is expected to speak around 1:30 p.m. ET Wednesday from the South Court Auditorium.Biden received his first booster shot in September.
The president was issued a third dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine on camera on Sept. 27, 2021.RELATED: White House shares new pandemic plan as COVID should no longer 'dictate how we live'On Tuesday, the Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention cleared the way for anyone 50 and older to get the additional booster at least four months after their last vaccination.
Severely immune-compromised patients, such as organ transplant recipients, as young as 12, are also eligible.President Biden renewed his calls for Americans to get the COVID-19 vaccine and for eligible citizens to get the Pfizer-BioNTech booster.The additional booster is meant to beef up the body’s protection against COVID-19 in populations most vulnerable to the coronavirus, which has killed more than 975,000 people in the U.S.Biden, 79, received the first series of two doses of the coronavirus vaccine shortly before taking office and a first booster shot in September.