During the first townhall of his presidency in Wisconsin on Tuesday hosted by CNN, President Biden offered to personally help a woman obtain a COVID vaccine for her son who suffers from a pre-existing condition.
Kerri Engebrecht whose 19-year-old son was diagnosed with Pediatric Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) at 14 asked the president what he would do to ensure people with preexisting conditions are priorities for COVID-19 vaccines.
Biden explained that the decision about who gets the vaccine is made by the states but he can make recommendations.
“I can make recommendations, and for federal programs I can do that as president of the United States. But I can’t tell the state, to move such and such a group up,” Biden said.
“But here’s what I’ll do. If you’re willing, I’ll stay around after this is over and maybe we can talk a few minutes and see if I can get you some help,” he added.