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CDC Will Require Booster to Be Considered 'Up-To-Date' on Vaccines

CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky announced the change on Friday, in hopes to encourage US citizens to stay vaccinated

On Friday, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced that all who are eligible will need booster shots to be considered fully “up to date.”

The CDC’s director, Dr. Rochelle Walensky, announced at a White House press conference that the health organization is “pivoting the language” to match the standard protocol of other vaccines. 

“What we really are working to do is pivot the language to make sure that everybody is as up to date with their COVID-19 vaccines as they personally could be, should be, based on when they got their last vaccine,” Walensky said at the press conference. 

“We really want to make sure people are up to date. That means if you recently got your second dose, you’re not eligible for a booster; you’re up to date. If you are eligible for a booster and you haven’t gotten it, you’re not up to date, and you need to get your booster in order to be up to date.”

Walensky compared the COVID-19 vaccine to the flu shot as she spoke Friday. Patients aren’t considered “up to date” unless they have received an annual vaccine injection. Those who do not receive the annual flu shot are not considered to be “up to date.” 

“In public health, for all vaccines, we’ve talked about being up to date for your vaccines. Every year, you need a flu shot; you’re not up to date with your flu shot until you’ve gotten your flu shot for that year,” Walensky said.

Nationwide the flu shot is a voluntary choice. But, according to mandates issued by the government, COVID vaccinations are required in much of the US in order to participate in basic daily activities.

When it comes to the definition of “fully vaccinated,” Walensky said that it isn’t changing. If a person has received two doses of Pfizer or Moderna vaccines or one dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, a person is considered fully vaccinated. 

“Individuals are considered fully vaccinated against COVID-19 if they’ve received their primary series. That definition is not changing,” Walensky concluded on Friday. 

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5 responses to “CDC Will Require Booster to Be Considered ‘Up-To-Date’ on Vaccines”

  1. The sheep, the ones who close their minds but keep their mouth’s open.

  2. Wolv256 says:

    Fu k you, you fucking bitch! Why do we listen to these people? They are the criminals, not us. We need to take our country back.

  3. Garce says:

    The study out of Israel shows why this is just stupid. This is a prime example of people who are too proud to change their stance even though they have been wrong the entire time.

  4. Will_Was_Here says:

    This is bull shit as it’s blatantly apparent the vaccine is not having it’s intended results. First and foremost stopping the spread. In the UK I saw a report that their government admits there are diminishing returns with a boosters. The more they give the less time period of any benefits lasts.

  5. Szell says:

    Who the hell is still listening to these lunatics??