Biden urges eligible Americans who received Pfizer vaccine to get booster, says he will get 3rd shot

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Updating the country on his administration’s COVID-19 policy, U.S. President Joe Biden said on Friday that the “majority of Americans” who have been fully vaccinated with Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine will be able to get a booster shot six months after they received their second shot.

Eligible Americans include those 65 years and older, people who have underlying health conditions and anyone at increased risk because of where they live or work.

Urging eligible people to get the booster following the endorsement by the CDC, Biden said he would be getting a third shot himself, though he indicated that he did not know when that would be.

Meanwhile, during a COVID-19 briefing later in the day, CDC director Rochelle Walensky defended the decision to allow those living or working in high-risk settings to get a COVID-19 booster shot, despite the designation being rejected by an advisory panel.

Walenksy said he “did not overrule” the panel, but that it was a “scientific close call” and that, it was her call to make. She added that with a large number of front-line and essential workers from hard-hit ethnic communities, “withholding access to boosters” would exacerbate inequities that she had “committed to fight.”

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