Joe Biden to receive COVID-19 Pfizer booster shot today

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Joe Biden to receive COVID-19 Pfizer booster shot today

President Biden is set to receive his COVID-19 booster shot Monday afternoon, the White House said.

He will receive his third dose in a livestream telecast at 1 p.m.

Biden, 78, became eligible for the booster last week under new federal government regulations that allow people over the age of 65 to receive a third dose of the Pfizer vaccine.

The president completed his two-dose regimen of Pfizer’s vaccine before taking office in January.

In addition to approving Pfizer’s booster shots for those over 65, the FDA has authorized a third dose for those older than 18 who have an underlying medical condition that makes them more susceptible to the disease, and workers at high risk of getting the virus from occupational exposure.

President Biden completed his two-dose regimen of Pfizer's vaccine before taking office.
President Biden completed his two-dose regimen of Pfizer’s vaccine before taking office.
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