Boosters May Soon Be Mandatory To Be Considered “Fully Vaccinated,” Says CDC Director Walensky.
October 22, 2021
CDC Director Rochelle Walensky on Friday said the US may change its definition of “fully vaccinated” as booster shots become available for everybody.
A reporter for the Associated Press asked Walensky if the Biden Administration is rethinking the definition what it means to be “fully vaccinated” now that booster shots are recommended.
“Should people who are eligible for a booster now get one by a certain time frame to maintain their fully vaccinated status?” the reporter asked Fauci and Walensky.
“We have not yet changed the definition of ‘fully vaccinated.’ We will continue to look at this. We may need to update our definition of ‘fully vaccinated’ in the future,” Walensky said during a press briefing on Friday.