The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) last week recommended that all adults aged 18 or older should receive a vaccine booster shot six months after their final shot of a completed vaccine regimen.
Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont and New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham – both Democrats – have said that the definition of fully vaccinated should now include a booster shot as each pushed for all adults in his or her state to get the additional shot.
Fauci said that health officials do not plan to change the definition of fully vaccinated to include booster shots, but he admitted that may happen.
“We’re going to take a look right now at what the durability is of the booster,” Fauci told “State of the Union” host Dana Bash. “We’re going to follow people who get boosted.”
“People should not be put off by the fact that as time goes by and we learn more and more about the protection that we might modify the guidelines,” he explained. “That’s what we’ve been saying all along by follow the science, things change and you have to follow the data.” – READ MORE