WATCH: President Biden declares getting vaccinated against Covid is vital during hurricane season

Image of US President Joe Biden. Credit: lev radin/

VIDEO footage making the rounds on social media on Wednesday, September 28 shows US President Joe Biden declaring “a vital part of preparing for hurricane season is to get vaccinated now”.

The old clip of President Biden calling for Americans in hurricane states to get vaccinated against Covid has resurfaced in the wake of Hurricane Ian which has devastated Florida.

The footage, which shows Biden speaking to reporters in August 2021, has gone viral again.

He said: “Let me be clear, if you’re in a state where hurricanes often strike, like Florida, the Gulf Coast, or into Texas, a vital part of preparing for hurricane season is to get vaccinated now.

“Everything is more complicated if you’re not vaccinated when a natural disaster hits.”

One person wrote: “He’s off his head.”

The old footage has sparked debate on Twitter.

“You may need to go to a shelter or travel and be with a lot of people in a closed environment. Without masks. Hence the importance of being vaccinated in addition of regular preparation,” one person said.

Another wrote: “make sure you get boostered too… that will save you from the flying sheet metal!!”

“Being vaccinated never worked in the past against hurricanes… why suddenly now it would??? 🤔🤔🤔😁🤡😂🤣😂🤣” wrote another.

Biden is already under the microscope for comments he made back in February that suggest the US was involved in the recent attack on the Nord Stream pipeline.

During a joint press conference with German Chancellor Olaf Scholz on February 7, 2022, US President Joe Biden threatened to ‘end’ the Nord Stream 2 pipeline if Russia invaded Ukraine.

Thank you for taking the time to read this article, do remember to come back and check The Euro Weekly News website for all your up-to-date local and international news stories and remember, you can also follow us on Facebook and Instagram.

Written by

Matthew Roscoe

Originally from the UK, Matthew is based on the Costa Blanca and is a web reporter for The Euro Weekly News covering international and Spanish national news. Got a news story you want to share? Then get in touch at