The Biden Regime is expected to expand its Covid booster authorization to all adults as early as this week.
Covid booster mandates may be next.
The Biden administration is expected to begin the process of expanding the booster authorization to all adults as early as this week, according to a source familiar with internal planning.
Why it matters: America’s booster campaign got off to an underwhelming start, potentially leaving millions of vulnerable people at risk as the holidays approach.
But only 36% of Americans 65 and older have received a booster shot, according to the CDC.
“As every month goes by, the immunity wanes more and more. So as time goes by, you’re going to see more vaccinated people” becoming more vulnerable to the virus, NIAID director Anthony Fauci told Axios.
The vast majority of breakthrough cases — particularly among younger people — aren’t severe. But “as is always the case, the elderly are more vulnerable, because they’re more likely to have waning of protection over time,” Fauci said.
Last month CDC Director Rochelle Walensky said the US may change its definition of “fully vaccinated” as booster shots become available for everybody.
A reporter for the Associated Press asked Walensky if the Biden Administration is rethinking the definition what it means to be “fully vaccinated” now that booster shots are recommended.
“Should people who are eligible for a booster now get one by a certain time frame to maintain their fully vaccinated status?” the reporter asked Fauci and Walensky.
“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,” Walensky said during a press briefing on Friday.