Millions of Americans who received the Pfizer or Moderna coronavirus vaccine will soon be offered a booster shot, with US health officials urging citizens to get their third dose eight months after receiving their second. Biden endorses covid Booster shots amid opposition from stakeholders.
The United States expects to start offering these shots this coming week, and it is no wonder that Joe Biden endorsed them in his speech today; they are “the best way” for people facing new variants of an illness that could arise at any time.
US health officials recommended that all American adults receive another 8-month booster shot following the first two doses from either Pfizer or Moderna’s virus vaccines last year due to concerns about newer strains developing over time. With millions already getting dosed early on, more than 20 million total recipients.
Biden Endorses Covid Booster Shots Against WHO Opposes
The World Health Organization criticized the US plan to distribute booster shots, given the lack of available vaccines in many low-income countries. Director-General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said that “Vaccine injustice is a shame on all humanity, and if we don’t tackle it together, we will prolong this pandemic for years when they could be over within months.”
Nursing Homes Staff highly Targetted
Nursing home staff will be required to get the coronavirus vaccination for their employer to receive Medicare and Medicaid funding. Joe Biden, Vice President of the United States, announced this decision against pandemic risks faced by vulnerable seniors residing in nursing homes.
The US Department of Health and Human Services announced a new initiative to get more Americans vaccinated against the coronavirus during a conference on Tuesday.
Joe Biden fiercely criticized Republican governors attempting to ban mask mandates in classrooms, even though many children are not yet eligible to receive a coronavirus vaccine.
Joe Biden gives his opinion on the American governors who are not rushing to have more Americans vaccinated against coronavirus.
“They’re setting a tone that’s dangerous,” says Joe Biden, as the Delta variant continues to spread across America and some states refuse help from the federal government. “This isn’t about politics – it’s about keeping our children safe.”
The president announced that he would order his education secretary, Miguel Cardona, to use all of the authority at his disposal––including legal action if necessary––against those governors who try to override decisions by local school authorities on masking policies.
Biden believes that money from the existing American Rescue Plan can reimburse teachers for enforcing mask mandates.
Joe Biden is now delivering his speech on the White House’s latest efforts to get more Americans vaccinated against coronavirus, as the Delta variant continues to spread across the US.
This afternoon, Joe Biden will deliver his speech on the White House’s latest efforts to get more Americans vaccinated against coronavirus.
Biden Endorses Covid Booster Shots
The White House has now released a fact sheet previewing the president’s remarks, noting that Biden will endorse health officials’ new recommendation for all Americans to get Pfizer and Moderna vaccine boosters starting next month.
Joe Biden has called on the Department of Health and Human Services to develop new regulations requiring all nursing home workers to be vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition for participation in the Medicare and Medicaid programs.
The announcement is hugely significant because Medicaid covers more than 60% of all nursing home residents and roughly half of the costs, according to a 2020 report from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities.
The new HHS regulations would apply to a total of 15,000 nursing homes. This includes 1.3 million employees and over 1.6 million residents that are in facilities at this time.