President Joe Biden plans to shoot his COVID-19 booster on camera.
At the daily White House press briefing on Monday (Sept. 20), Press Secretary Jen Psaki confirmed that the president will get a third shot now that the Food and Drug Administration has recommended it for people 65 and older.
“He will do so, and he will do so on camera,” she told reporters. “I don’t have a date for you exactly.”
A third shot is being recommended for Americans who are 65 and older, as well as those at high risk for serious illness from COVID-19. Teachers and healthcare workers, who may have possibly been exposed to the virus at work, were also recommended boosters.
The Biden administration announced that vaccinated Americans should get a booster shot in August, eight months after being fully vaccinated.
“The available data make very clear that protection against SARS-CoV-2 infection begins to decrease over time following the initial doses of vaccination, and in association with the dominance of the delta variant, we are starting to see evidence of reduced protection against mild and moderate disease,” the CDC said in a statement.
Jane also said in the press briefing that the president is regularly tested for coronavirus. “He was tested last week,” she said, “and his test was negative.”