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Biden getting COVID-19 booster shot after authorization

FILE – In this Sept. 10, 2021, President Joe Biden, with first lady Jill Biden, speaks during a visit at Brookland Middle School in northeast Washington. Biden has encouraged every school district to promote vaccines, including with on-site clinics, to protect students as they return to school amid a resurgence of the coronavirus. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File) VLM804 VLM804

President Joe Biden will receive his COVID-19 booster shot Monday, days after federal regulators recommended a third dose of the Pfizer vaccine for Americans age 65 or older, among others.

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