Earlier this week, President Joe Biden announced that the United States would likely begin offering COVID-19 booster shots this fall. While the Biden Administration awaits final approval from the FDA, U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy has co-signed Biden’s plan.
“[The decision to offer COVID-19 booster shots] was made with careful consideration by the top medical and public health experts and the Department of Health and Human Services. It was informed by data, thoughtful analysis and by our collective years of experience addressing illness and epidemics,” Murthy said.
The President also said that he and his wife, Dr. Jill Biden, would get a booster shot as soon as it is available to them.
“We’re gonna get the booster shots,” Biden said.