US President Joe Biden takes COVID-19 booster shot, encourages vaccines
Washington : Seventy-eight-year-old Joe Biden and 79-year-old Mitch McConnell took their coronavirus vaccine booster shots on Monday, and requested people to take their vaccines and also go for the booster shot when eligible.
The shots came on the first workday after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Food and Drug Administration recommended third dose of the vaccine for Americans above 65 years of age.
The leaders cleared that the third dose will only ensure an extra protection from the coronavirus, it must not be anticipated as a silver bullet to end the pandemic.
“Boosters are important, but the most important thing we need to do is get more people vaccinated,” Biden said.
“Like I’ve been saying for months, these safe and effective vaccines are the way to defend ourselves and our families from this terrible virus,” said McConnell, a polio survivor.
Nearly 25% of the eligible American population (aged above 12 years) are yet to take their first dose of vaccine.