The definition of “fully vaccinated” may morph as the push for booster shots increase. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s director, Dr. Rochelle Walensky, made the announcement Friday during a White House COVID-19 response team press briefing.
“Right now we don’t have booster eligibility for all people currently. 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” she said.
Simply stated, the government is prepared change definitions at the drop of a hat in order to bully Americans into compliance. Timing is quite convenient, as the Food and Drug Administration authorized booster shots for the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines just this Wednesday. Pfizer was already authorized last month.
National Review reminds us that while back in August Biden said booster shots would be widely available to American in September, the “FDA’s vaccine advisory committee later voted 16 to two against recommending boosters for the general population, and 18-0 in favor of recommending boosters for people 65 and older or at high risk of severe COVID-19.”
This week the agency also authorized mixing and matching of vaccine brands for the booster; individuals don’t need to get a booster shot from the same company as their initial vaccination. Currently only seniors, people at higher risk of COVID-19 due to underlying medical or workplace conditions are eligible to receive a booster shot.