Biden to receive new COVID vaccine booster

Biden to receive new COVID vaccine booster


US President Joe Biden is due to receive a new booster dose of the COVID-19 vaccine on Tuesday, an opportunity for him to call on his compatriots to follow his example as winter approaches. 

The 79-year-old Democrat, who had COVID-19 three months ago, had already received a second booster dose in late March.

This additional injection , which he is to receive at the White House in the presence of reporters, targets two subvariants of the virus.

According to officials, Joe Biden will announce initiatives to push Americans to receive their booster dose before the holiday season, which is a time for travel and family reunions.

“Most Americans can, if they get this COVID-19 booster shot, enjoy life this fall and this winter with complete peace of mind, knowing that we are protected against this serious illness,” the White House said in a statement.

So far, only 20 mi Millions of Americans, including one in five seniors, have received it, according to the US executive.