On the September 30 edition of his Spotify podcast, Joe Rogan baselessly suggested that President Joe Biden did not actually receive a COVID-19 vaccine booster shot, falsely claiming that it would be unsafe and potentially deadly to do so on live TV.
In reality, Biden received a booster shot for the Pfizer vaccine during a September 27 event that was televised live. On September 22, The U.S. Food and Drug Administration had authorized a single booster dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for certain populations that are at greater risk of contracting the virus, including “individuals 65 years of age and older.”
Nonetheless, Rogan baselessly fearmongered about the vaccine’s safety, asserting, “I think if they were going to give him a booster shot, the last thing they would do is give it to him live on television. What if he dies? … What if he blacks out? What if he like gets it and faints?”