CDC Reviewing Whether to Require Booster Shot to Be Considered Fully Vaccinated - Director
WASHINGTON (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.
22 December 2021, 21:22 GMT
Walensky 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.