Fully Vaxxed? Maybe Not

Fully Vaxxed? Maybe Not

11.01.21
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11.01.21

A person’s vaccination status may change depending on whether they receive the recommended booster shots, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

To currently qualify as fully vaccinated, you must be two weeks past your second dose of Pfizer or Moderna or your single dose of Johnson & Johnson. The CDC said that could change and the booster shot may end up classifying someone as fully vaccinated.

This is not a definite change, but CDC Director Rochelle Walensky said, “We may need to update our definition of ‘fully vaccinated’ in the future,” and recommends that people should get the booster shot as soon as they are eligible. 

Jeff Zients, the White House coronavirus response coordinator, said, “the booster shot will be available for more than 120 million Americans in the coming months.”