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Fauci says redefinition of fully vaccinated vaccine is ‘on the table’


Dr Anthony Fauci listens to President Joe Biden deliver a speech on the Omicron Covid-19 variant at the White House on November 29.

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A redefinition of what it means to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 is certainly “on the table,” Dr Anthony Fauci said on Friday.

Speaking to CNBC’s “Squawk Box,” President Joe Biden’s senior medical adviser said there was no doubt that the optimal vaccination was with a booster dose.

Currently, individuals are considered to be fully vaccinated either two weeks after their second dose of a two-dose series, such as the Pfizer-BioNtech vaccine, or two weeks after a single-dose vaccine, such as the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.

But Fauci said on Friday that regulators were open to reconsidering those definitions.

“There is no doubt that the optimal vaccination is with a booster,” he said.

“Whether or not the CDC is going to change this is certainly on the table and open for discussion. I don’t know exactly when that will happen. But I think people shouldn’t lose sight of the message that it will. there is no doubt if you want to be optimally protected, you should get your booster. “


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