Oct 25, 2022
By Jane Brown
U.S. President Joe Biden was scheduled to get his updated COVID-19 booster shot on Tuesday and urge the public to get theirs to ensure a healthy holiday season.
Biden was to appear at the White House with the doctors who are leading administration efforts against the spread of the new coronavirus.
They were set to be joined by executives from several major drug store chains, which are mounting renewed efforts to help people to get a dose of COVID-19 vaccine that’s been reformulated to target the BA.4 and BA.5 subvariants of omicron, the most dominant strains in the United States.
This same vaccine has been recently made available in Ontario.
Three respiratory viruses are currently circulating in the U.S: the flu, COVID-19 and RSV, or respiratory syncytial virus, said Dr. Ashish Jha, leader of the White House response to COVID-19.
Biden had to wait a few months to get his updated COVID booster because he was infected, then reinfected, with COVID-19 over the summer.