President Joe Biden received a press conference, Biden reiterated the prior to his own injection. Last week, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention approved a booster shot for the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for up to 60 million Americans, including people 65 and older as well as high-risk adults who have been fully vaccinated for six months.publicly on Monday. During a
"Boosters are important, but the most important thing we need to do is get people vaccinated," Biden said.
as well as by the Food and Drug Administration. Recommendations for boosters could come in the near future.
The COVID-19 vaccines are highly effective in preventing hospitalization and death. Over the summer, as the delta variant swept across the US, the number of COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations and deaths surged. Unvaccinated people have accounted for nearly all the hospitalizations and deaths -- . The Biden administration aims to , putting pressure on the millions of people who are eligible but not yet vaccinated.
While the US is starting to offer additional doses to the public, just over 2% of people living in low-income countries have received at least one vaccine dose.
You can check Vaccines.gov to see which vaccines are available where or call 1-800-232-0233 for vaccine information.
CNET's Anne Dujmovic contributed to this article.
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