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More than 400,000 Americans received COVID-19 booster shots over the weekend: White House

Jeff Gents, the White House’s coronavirus response coordinator, said Tuesday that more than 400,000 Americans received COVID-19 booster shots over the weekend.

Speaking at a teleconference press briefing by the administration’s COVID-⁠19 Response Team and public health officials, Zients said a large number of booster shots were provided by pharmacies alone.

Nearly a million people are set to get their booster jabs through a pharmacy in the coming weeks as well, Ziants said, noting that the administration’s planning and preparation—which includes governors, pharmacies, doctors and long-term care facilities Shots on the Booster has “inspired off a strong start.”

Zients said they are offering Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 booster shots by the Food and Drug Administration (DFA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to people 65 years of age and older, people aged 18 to 64, who People aged 18 to 64 are at higher risk of severe COVID-19, and those whose jobs may put them at higher risk. That virus.

Ziants said Massachusetts and several other states were notifying eligible people by text message and email in an effort to get them to have a booster shot.

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President Joe Biden receives a COVID-19 booster shot during an event at the South Court Auditorium on the White House complex on September 27, 2021 in Washington. (Ivan Vucchi/AP Photo)

In New Jersey, three “mass immunization centers” are opening to administer booster shots, and the White House coronavirus response coordinator noted that all states, tribes and territories can, with the help of the federal government, open centers that have 100 percent Reimbursement is included. .

“At the same time, our top priority remains first and second shots,” said Ziants.

“Overall, more than three out of four eligible Americans—those Americans age 12 and older—have received at least their first shot. Importantly, 94 percent of seniors—65 and older—have gotten their first shot. People have at least one shot. And tomorrow, we will achieve an important milestone: 200 million adults with at least one shot.”

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President Joe Biden receives his COVID-19 vaccine booster shot on camera at the White House on Monday, shortly after the CDC shared its series of recommendations. Before receiving the injection, Biden continued to lay the blame on those who haven’t yet received the shot, which he says now makes up about 23 percent of the population.

“That specific minority is doing a great deal of harm to the rest of the country among us,” he said. “This is an epidemic of the uneducated.”

Elsewhere on Tuesday, Dr Anthony Fauci said herd immunity would not be achieved through natural infection – when enough people in a population have recovered from COVID-19 and developed protective antibodies against future infections. – and the only solution was to get enough people vaccinated to end the pandemic.

“As I’ve said many times, herd immunity is really a complex issue of protection by vaccination and those who have continued to be in durable protection after infection … we don’t know what that number is right now,” Fauci said.

“You know when you are in herd immunity when the virus does not have the opportunity to pass from person to person. But right now, we don’t know what that number is. And what do you do when you don’t know what the number is? Get as many people vaccinated as you can, as early and as quickly as possible. We should focus on this, not on any particular number.”

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Katabella Roberts is a reporter currently based in Turkey. She covers news and business for The Epoch Times, focusing primarily on the United States.

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