WATCH LIVE: Biden receives new COVID-19 vaccine booster, delivers remarks – PBS NewsHour

by | Oct 25, 2022 | COVID-19

President Joe Biden is scheduled to get his updated COVID-19 booster shot on Tuesday and urge the public to get theirs to ensure a healthy holiday season.
The remarks are scheduled to begin at 2:05 p.m. ET. Watch in the player above.
Biden is to appear at the White House with the doctors who are leading administration efforts against the spread of the coronavirus.
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They are set to be joined by executives from several major drug store chains, which are mounting renewed efforts to help people to get a dose of COVID-19 vaccine that’s been reformulated to target the BA.4 and BA.5 subvariants of omicron, the most dominant strains in the United States.
Over 20 million people, including nearly 1 in 5 older adults, have already gotten the updated COVID-19 booster, the White House said.
Biden is expected to again call on business, educational and civil leaders to do more to encourage their communities to get the updated vaccines, which are free of charge.
Three respiratory viruses are currently circulating in the U.S: the flu, COVID-19 and RSV, or respiratory syncytial virus, said Dr. Ashish Jha, leader of the White House response to COVID-19.
Jha said during several morning TV show appearances that the combination of a flu shot and updated CO …

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