CDC Director Rochelle Walensky confused many Americans this week when she confirmed the group may change the definition of “fully vaccinated” as more boosters become available to the general public.
“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,” said Walensky.
“If you’re eligible for a booster, go ahead and get your booster and we will continue to follow,” she said.
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The issue will cause problems for millions of Americans who received two doses of the COVID vaccine but have yet to receive a third when they become available.
The additional injection could lead to widespread confusion in cities like Los Angeles and New York that require proof of “full vaccination” before entering nearly all public buildings and businesses.
66.2% of the total US population has received at least one dose of the medication while 57% are fully inoculated.
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