(Washington) U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris received a booster dose of Modern’s Govt-19 vaccine on Saturday, encouraging those who qualify to do the same.
After being vaccinated by a member of the White House medical team, he said, “I have received my booster dose and would like to encourage everyone to do so if they deserve it.”
“We have been saying from the beginning that they are free, safe and they will save your life,” he added of the vaccines.
“The vast majority – more than 90% – of people in intensive care or dying from COVID-19 have not been vaccinated. So let’s get vaccinated and get out of this infection,” he added.
The United States mourns more than 745,000 deaths from COVID-19.
MMe The White House said Harris, 57, received his first two injections in December 2020 and January 2021.
The U.S. president said he “meets the criteria for the booster dose” because he is considered “a person at risk of contracting Covit-19 because of his duties” by traveling frequently and meeting many people.
The booster dose of the Moderna vaccine is actually half the dose (50 micrograms and 100 for two initial injections).
U.S. President Joe Biden, 78, received his third vaccine live on television on Sept. 27 to encourage deserving Americans.
Nearly 80% of American adults have received at least one dose of the vaccine, about 70% have been fully immunized, and 9% have had booster shots since it was eradicated in September.