UPDATED 12:32 PM PT – Wednesday, October 26, 2022
The White House is yet again urging people to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.
On Tuesday, Joe Biden received his fifth COVID-19 shot. He claimed that it is effective at preventing someone from catching the virus. Additionally, the Democrat announced that there will be an increase in COVID-19 related deaths over the winter season.
This comes despite recent revelations from a Pfizer executive who told a European Union court that they didn’t know if their vaccine could prevent the transmission of COVID-19.
Biden spoke to reporters after receiving the updated booster.
“We’re here with a simple message,” he said. “Get vaccinated, update your vax, your COVID vaccine. It’s incredibly effective, but the truth is not enough people are getting it. We’ve got to change that so we can all have a safe and healthy holiday season. That’s why I’m getting my shot updated today.”
CDC Director Rochelle Wilensky was not at the event as she tested positive for COVID-19 less than a month after receiving her last booster.
Biden’s statements come nearly a month after he declared that the pandemic was over.