January 25, 2022, 11:03

CDC Reviewing Whether to Require Booster Shot to Be Considered Fully Vaccinated

CDC Reviewing Whether to Require Booster Shot to Be Considered Fully Vaccinated

A man is tested for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) at a mobile COVID-19 testing unit, as pedestrians make their way in the sidewalk during the spread of the Omicron coronavirus variant in Manhattan, New York, U.S., December 8, 2021. - Sputnik International, 1920, 22.12.2021WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is looking into whether a third dose of a vaccine for the novel coronavirus is required for a person to be considered “fully vaccinated,” CDC Director Rochelle Walensky said.”We’re looking at the definition right now and more to come there,” Walensky said during a press briefing on Wednesday.The CDC’s current guideline recommends citizens to receive a booster shot amid the winter surge of the novel coronavirus.The Omicron is now the dominant coronavirus variant in the United States, accounting for more than 73% of new cases as of last week, according to the CDC.

Omicron COVID StrainUS Authorizes Paxlovid, the First Oral Antiviral Treatment for COVID-19Yesterday, 21:22 GMTWalensky said the latest US seven-day average of cases has increased by a quarter to nearly 150,000 amid the growing prevalence of the Omicron variant.

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