COVID Health Question: Should Older Americans Get Booster Shots?

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With the news this week that President Biden has tested positive for COVID, many Americans are naturally wondering. How is he going to live with the virus? at age 79 — and what protection he received from his vaccinations, including two booster shots.

Should older Americans get their first and second boosters to protect against COVID?

“COVID boosters are not only safe, they can save lives,” the doctor said. David Culpepper, general practitioner from Lexington, KentuckyFox News Digital told Fox News in an email Thursday.

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“The benefits are clear,” Culpepper also said.

“When we look at how many people infected with COVID are currently experiencing mild symptoms, it all comes down to [the] vaccines teach the immune system to fight the virus.”

He continued: “It’s especially important for older people to get boosters because of their relative vulnerability to the virus compared to younger people.”

President Joe Biden receives his fourth dose of the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine in the Southern Courtroom on March 30, 2022 in Washington, DC.  provide more funds to help respond to the pandemic.

President Joe Biden receives his fourth dose of the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine in the Southern Courtroom on March 30, 2022 in Washington, DC. provide more funds to help respond to the pandemic.
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He said the boosters pose no risk to older people other than “mild symptoms” after injection.

“I got my second booster,” an 84-year-old man who lives in Washington, DC, told Fox News Digital. “I’m more concerned about the complications of the virus at my age than the possible risks of the vaccine.”

He also shared that he is “disguised again when he appears in public” after relaxing his wearing regime over the past few months.

“It’s especially important for older people to get boosters because of their relative vulnerability to the virus compared to younger people.”

President Biden received his first booster dose of the Pfizer/BioNtech COVID-19 vaccine on Monday, September 9th. February 27, 2021 at the White House, as Fox News Digital reported at the time.

Biden received second revaccination against COVID on March 30, 2022, as reported by Fox News Digital.

Dr.  Manjul Shukla transfers Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine into a syringe on Thursday, December 12.  February 2, 2021 at a mobile vaccination clinic in Worcester, Massachusetts.

Dr. Manjul Shukla transfers Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine into a syringe on Thursday, December 12. February 2, 2021 at a mobile vaccination clinic in Worcester, Massachusetts.
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“Have [Biden] fully vaccinated, twice revaccinated and experiencing very mild symptoms,” White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said Thursday.

“He started taking Paxlovid. In accordance with the recommendations of the CDC, he will be isolated in the White House and will continue to perform all his duties during this time.

The CDC recommended a second COVID booster for older Americans this March.

The agency said in a statement that “The CDC is updating its recommendations to allow certain immunocompromised individuals and people over 50 who received their initial booster dose at least 4 months ago to be eligible for another mRNA booster dose to increase their protection against severe forms of cancer.” “. illness from COVID-19.

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Biden’s chances of a “severe outcome” from COVID are “less than 1 percent” despite the president being 79 years old. Nicole Safir said Thursday on Fox News. (Biden will turn 80 this November.)

A masked woman is getting a COVID shot from her car.

A masked woman is getting a COVID shot from her car.
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Some Americans remain wary of vaccines that haven’t proven themselves in decades.

“I no longer get vaccines,” a Scottsdale, Arizona resident mother and grandmother told Fox News Digital. “I submitted to the government and received two vaccines, but these boosters are too far for me. These vaccines haven’t been around long enough.”

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She continued, “I am healthy and don’t feel it. [COVID] it’s already gambling. Everyone I know who’s had it recently says it’s like a bad cold.”

The American Hospital Association (AMA) has called for federal assistance to better get coronavirus vaccines into the hands of Americans.

The American Hospital Association (AMA) has called for federal assistance to better get coronavirus vaccines into the hands of Americans.
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The New York City father of four has shared with Fox News Digital that he will no longer be getting booster shots for COVID-19.

According to him, he has already been given a double vaccination, plus he was given a second vaccination.

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“I’m done with boosters and injections,” he said, sharing his personal opinion.

He added: “My doctor told me that the booster [today] only 30% effective.

He also said: “If I get COVID, I was told to tell my doctor and he will get me the right medicine. Then I will have a cold for about three days,” he said.