President Joe Biden received an updated COVID-19 vaccine shot on Tuesday after delivering remarks in which he strongly urged other people to do the same. In the Biden administration’s push for people to get vaccinated, the White House has released a cringe-worthy video.
“Update … your COVID vaccine. It’s incredibly effective. But the truth is, not enough people are getting it,” Biden said before getting the shot on Tuesday.
President Biden Receives his Updated COVID-19 Vaccine and Delivers Remarks
The president, who has been a prominent vaccine-pusher throughout his tenure, tested positive for COVID-19 in July despite having been fully vaccinated and boosted twice — a statement from White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre at the time noted that Biden had “very mild symptoms” and started taking Paxlovid.
But later, after testing negative several times, the president tested positive again: “This in fact represents ‘rebound’ positivity,” physician to the president Kevin O’Connor noted in a memo in July. “The President has experienced no reemergence of symptoms, and continues to feel quite well.”
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention director Dr. Rochelle Walensky tested positive for COVID-19 last week despite having already received an updated shot in September. A press release noted that Walensky tested positive but that she was “up to date with her vaccines” and was only “experiencing mild symptoms.”
“Today, I received my updated #COVID19 vaccine!” a tweet last month on the @CDCDirector Twitter account declared. “Laboratory data suggest these updated vaccines provide increased protection against currently circulating variants. If you received your last COVID-19 vaccine >2 mo. ago, I encourage you to join me & get your updated vaccine now.”
As the Biden administration presses people to go get another jab, the White House posted a video on social media that features coughing sounds and anxiety-provoking music as text on the screen warns, “You can’t see it! But you can hear it!”
“Get your annual COVID vaccine shot before Halloween,” text on the screen declares, “and avoid a spooky Thanksgiving.”