Appearing on ABC’s This Week Sunday, Anthony Fauci declared that it is “entirely conceivable” that a fourth booster vaccine will soon be needed by all Americans who wish to be considered ‘fully vaccinated’.
“We may need to boost again. That’s entirely conceivable,” Faiuci said, adding “Before we make that decision about yet again another boost, we want to determine clearly what the durability of protection is of that regular boost.”
Fauci’s comments come hours after CDC head Rochelle Walensky announced an update to the definition of ‘fully vaccinated’.
“What we are really working to do is pivot the language to make sure that everybody is as up to date with their Covid-19 vaccines and they personally could be based on when they got their last vaccine,” Walensky said Friday.
She added “So importantly right now, we are pivoting our language, we really want to make sure people are up to date. That means if you recently got your second dose, you are not eligible for a booster, you’re up to date. If you are eligible for a booster and you haven’t gotten it, YOU’RE NOT UP TO DATE and you need to get your booster in order to be up to date.”
According to an Economist/YouGov survey released last week, almost one-third of Americans (31 percent) say they have not received a COVID vaccination, with 64 percent of those people saying they do not plan on getting any of the shots, and just 20 percent noting they “might” get one in the future.
Israel has instituted a fourth booster shot, and has just become the number one country in the world for new coronavirus infections per capita.