Biden will be informed shot of Covid booster Tuesday

In Washington After making statements about the pandemic and the administration’s initiatives to help Americans, President Joe Biden will receive the new Covid-19 shot on Tuesday, a White House official said.

Biden has been free of the coronavirus for more than three months, the amount of time that medical professionals advise waiting before receiving another shot.

According to the official, Biden would emphasize that even while improvements have been achieved in the immunization rate of the populace, more work still has to be done.

According to data maintained by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, only about 20 million people have had their vaccinations since the bivalent boosters became available. The new formulation specifically targets the circulating omicron subvariants BA.4 and BA.5, as well as the original Covid strain.

More than 4.5 million people received the most recent vaccinations last week, the highest weekly rise since the program’s debut in the autumn, which encouraged Biden administration officials.

The White House is concentrating on infecting individuals who are most at danger, particularly the elderly. According to CDC data, people over 65 received half of the doses.

In recent weeks, senior Biden administration officials have issued warnings about a potential winter increase, especially as more people stay indoors.

Dr. Ashish Jha, the White House Covid-19 coordinator, has emphasized the importance of timing, urging individuals to get their booster shots ideally before Halloween to have the optimum protection by the holidays.

White House correspondent for NBC News is Monica Alba.