Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Rochelle Walensky said Friday the U.S. may need to update its “definition of fully vaccinated.”
“Right now we don’t have booster eligibility for all people currently,” she said during a White House COVID-19 response briefing. “So 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.”
CDC Director Rochelle Walensky on boosters: "We have not yet changed the definition of fully vaccinated ... We may need to update our definition of fully vaccinated in the future." pic.twitter.com/PTfcZLfY81— The Post Millennial (@TPostMillennial) October 22, 2021
On Wednesday, the Food and Drug Administration authorized boosters for the Johnson & Johnson and Moderna vaccines, which are still operating under emergency use authorizations, for those 65 and older and individuals at an increased risk of contracting severe COVID-19. The move follows the FDA’s Pfizer booster recommendation last month for at-risk populations. The agency also approved a "mix and match" approach that allows recipients of one vaccine to receive boosters of another.
Walensky's comment is just the latest example of the administration moving the goalposts, though it could be argued there were none to begin with.
Booster mandates coming. https://t.co/DfJY5yb96O— Stephen L. Miller (@redsteeze) October 22, 2021
The definition of “fully vaccinated” is going to change very soon, to mean 3 jabs, not two— AJ (@andrewjonsso) October 22, 2021
See where this is going
Just 2 weeks to slow the spread, just wear a mask, just wear 2 masks, just until there’s a vaccine, just until 70% of the population is vaccinated, just until 98% of the population is vaccinated... oh wait, just until they’re all boostered...— K.C. Holliday (@KC__Holliday) October 22, 2021
And the goal posts keep moving. https://t.co/PNHYTWL1k2
You're fully vaccinated...until you aren't. https://t.co/Cge0ATnpl9— Kyle Lamb (@kylamb8) October 22, 2021
A LOT of people saw this one coming. https://t.co/j0akwgXa8c— Matt Whitlock (@mattdizwhitlock) October 22, 2021
Following israel like clockwork https://t.co/VqWIdCqLjm— Daniel Horowitz (@RMConservative) October 22, 2021
Dance, puppets. Dance for your masters. https://t.co/tljwoMRPJ5— Jesse Kelly (@JesseKellyDC) October 22, 2021