CDC Director: Boosters May Force Change to Definition of ‘Fully Vaccinated’

CDC Director Rochelle Walensky has suggested that the definition of “fully vaccinated” may be subject to change now that booster shots are becoming widely available.

Speaking during a COVID-19 response press briefing on Friday, Walensky was asked by an Associated Press reporter if fully vaccinated status will one day be jeopardized for those who are vaccinated but not boosted.

“Is the administration rethinking the definition of what it means to be fully vaccinated now that these boosters are recommended?” the reporter asked. “Should people who are eligible for a booster now get one by a certain time frame to maintain their fully vaccinated status?”

Walensky responded that it was a great question before elaborating.

“Right now, we don’t have booster eligibility for all people,” she said. “So, we are going to — we have not yet changed the definition of fully vaccinated. We will continue to look at shots. We may need to update our definition of fully vaccinated in the future. But right now, what I would say is, if you’re eligible for a booster, go ahead and get your booster, and we will continue to follow.” (Read more from “CDC Director: Boosters May Force Change to Definition of ‘Fully Vaccinated'” HERE)

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