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Biden urges those eligible for a Pfizer booster to get one soon.

  • September 24, 2021

President Biden said Friday that coronavirus booster shots for millions of Americans who received the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine will begin immediately and urged those eligible for a third shot to get one quickly to fortify their protection to the dangerous Delta variant that swept through the country this summer.

Mr. Biden spoke just hours after the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention officially endorsed a booster for older adults, many people with underlying health conditions, and frontline workers — like teachers and nurses — whose jobs put them at higher risk of contracting the disease.

People in those categories can get a booster if they received their second dose of the vaccine more than six months ago, Mr. Biden said.

“My message today is this: If you’ve got the Pfizer vaccine, you got the Pfizer vaccine in January, February, March of this year, and you’re over 65 years of age, go get the booster,” he said. “Or, if you’re in a have a medical condition like diabetes, or you’re a frontline worker like a health care worker or a teacher, you can get a free booster.”

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