Oct 23, 2022 - Health

Biden to get updated COVID vaccine booster shot Tuesday

President Joe Biden speaks at a Democratic National Committee event at the Howard Theatre on October 18, 2022 in Washington, DC.

President Biden during a Democratic National Committee event in Washington, D.C., this month. Photo: Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images

President Biden will receive an updated COVID-19 booster shot this week, White House spokesperson Kevin Munoz said Sunday evening.

The big picture: "Around 20 million people have gotten an updated COVID vaccine so far," White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said at a briefing Thursday. "This is really an important progress, but it's not enough."

  • Biden will emphasize this point when he gets boosted on Tuesday, a White House official told NBC News.

Of note: It's been over three months since Biden contracted the coronavirus, so he's getting boosted in line with CDC wait time recommendations.

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