Health officials may change the definition of “fully vaccinated” to include COVID-19 booster shots if evidence suggests it, according to Fox News. For the time being, two shots of a Pfizer or Moderna regimen or one shot of a Johnson & Johnson vaccine will be considered fully vaccinated.
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To prevent the spread of the rapidly spreading delta variant, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Friday made COVID-19 booster injections available to all American adults. Before, the agency only recommended booster shots for those 65 and older or at high risk of contracting COVID-19, saying they could use a different vaccine than the one they received for their initial immunization. More and more people in the United States must now make a decision about which booster to use.
An older version of the CDC’s booster advice stipulated that you were eligible only if you met certain age, health, and other risk criteria. That’s what the new guidelines are trying to clarify. At least six months after receiving their second dose of the Pfizer/BioNTech or Moderna vaccine, adults 18 and older who have not had a booster injection are eligible. Adults who received the single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine should get a COVID-19 booster shot two months after their initial shot, as per KSL.
According to ABC News, on Sunday, Dr. Anthony Fauci said that people who have received their first vaccination are still considered to be “fully vaccinated” even though there are indications that immunity may have waned. The White House’s chief medical advisor discussed the CDC’s recent recommendation that all adults ages 18 and older be vaccinated against COVID-19. Several states had already made it possible for adults to receive a booster against COVID-19 before this new policy.
Ned Lamont, the Democratic governor of Connecticut, and New Mexico Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham advocated for all adults to receive a booster vaccination in their respective states. There are no plans to redefine “fully vaccinated” to include booster shots, but Dr. Fauci admitted that this could change at some point in the future.
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