President Joe Biden provides an update on the COVID-19 response and the vaccination program.
More Americans are getting Covid vaccine boosters than first doses in rush for third shots
The U.S. is reporting an average of about 362,000 boosters administered per day over the past week, 57% higher than the 231,000 average daily first doses.
About 8.9 million boosters overall have been administered as of Wednesday, covering 4.7% of all fully vaccinated Americans and more than 12% of the immunized 65 and older population.
The White House also calls on pediatricians to help with rollout of kids’ Covid vaccine starting as early as next month
The White House asked governors to enroll doctors in vaccination programs so they can begin giving shots as soon as the lower-dose vaccine is authorized by regulators for use in young kids from 5 to 11.
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LIVE: President Biden delivers updates on Covid-19 response and vaccination program — 10/14/21