Biden urged Americans over 65 and with certain medical conditions or jobs to get booster shots
'I'll be getting my booster shot,' said Biden, 78
Frontline workers and those with medical conditions like diabetes are encouraged to get jabs under new CDC guidance
CDC Director Rochelle Walensky intervened to expand eligibility
President Joe Biden is telling a group of some 60 million Americans who got the Pfizer vaccine and meet other conditions to get booster shots after the CDC director overruled her own advisers to recommend it.
'You're over 65 years of age, go get a booster. Or if you have a medical condition like diabetes, or you're a frontline worker like a health care worker or a teacher, you can get a free booster now,' Biden said in remarks at the White House Friday.
Biden made the comment after CDC Director Rochelle Walensky overruled her own agency's advisory panel in a rare move late Thursday night and added a recommendation for COVID-19 vaccine boosters for people at risk because of their jobs.