President BidenJoe BidenTrump says he’s uninterested in being Speaker if GOP retakes House Biden administration boosts support for antitrust efforts Energy & Environment — Oil companies rebuff House chairman MORE will receive his second COVID-19 booster shot on Wednesday afternoon, a day after it was authorized by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for his age group.
The White House said Biden will receive the shot after delivering remarks about the fight against the pandemic. The dose will be administered by a member of the White House medical unit, a spokesperson said.
The FDA on Tuesday authorized a second COVID-19 vaccine booster shot for those aged 50 and older. The agency said anyone in this age group can get a second booster dose of mRNA vaccine four months or more after receiving a first booster shot.
Biden, 79, similarly received his first booster dose of the Pfizer vaccine on camera at the end of September after it was authorized.
The president is scheduled to deliver a speech about the pandemic from the White House on Wednesday afternoon that will highlight a new “one-stop shop” website designed to help Americans access coronavirus vaccines, tests, treatments and masks.
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The White House takes special precautions to protect Biden from the virus, including testing those who come in contact with him for COVID-19. Biden is also tested semi-regularly and tested negative earlier this week.
White House communications director Kate BedingfieldKate BedingfieldJared Kushner expected to sit for interview with Jan. 6 panel this week: reports White House: Biden will receive second booster if doctor recommends it Defense & National Security — Officials skeptical Russia reducing military campaign MORE told reporters Tuesday that Biden would test more often this week following his trip to Europe.