MSN - AP World http://syn2.thecanadianpress.com:8080/mrss/feed/fcf7391a2f354311807f0501c16bde6a MSN - AP World Copyright © 2010-2018 The Canadian Press. All rights reserved. http://www.rssboard.org/rss-specification Mon, 24 Jan 2022 22:04:31 +0000 CDC: Definition of 'fully vaccinated' may change http://syn2.thecanadianpress.com:8080/mrss/feed/fcf7391a2f354311807f0501c16bde6a/0426bdb672c34e0d9b6fb40cfe4586a6 The director of the C.D.C said Friday there may be a need to "update our definition of fully vaccinated in the future" as more people receive a booster shot. (Oct. 22) 0426bdb672c34e0d9b6fb40cfe4586a6 Fri, 22 Oct 2021 16:47:15 +0000 SHOTLIST:RESTRICTION SUMMARY:WHITEHOUSE.GOVWashington - 22 October 2021++ON-SCREEN GRAPHICS AT SOURCE++1. White House briefing on COVID-19 booster recommendations2. SOUNDBITE (English) Dr. Rochelle Walensky, Director, Center for Disease Control and Prevention:"Right now, we don't have booster eligibility for all people, currently, so we are going to 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. But right now, what I would say is if you're eligible for a booster, go ahead and get your booster. And we will continue to follow."+-+EDIT ENDS ON SOUNDBITE++STORYLINE:The director of the C.D.C said Friday there may be a need to "update our definition of fully vaccinated in the future" as more people receive a booster shot."Right now, we don't have booster eligibility for all people, currently, we have not yet changed the definition of fully vaccinated," Dr. Rochelle Walensky said during a White House COVID briefing.Currently, the CDC says people still are considered fully vaccinated starting two weeks after the second dose of the Moderna or Pfizer vaccines, or the single-dose J&J shot."So even after you boost, it remains important for us to remain smart about our prevention strategies," Walensky said."We still have over 93 percent of our counties with high or moderate community transmission, currently around 64 million Americans remain unvaccinated, leaving themselves and their children, their families, their loved ones and communities vulnerable."Millions more Americans are now eligible for COVID-19 boosters, and they can get a different vaccine than their first shots. A number of factors, including the vaccine you started with and when your last dose was, help determine when you qualify, according to recommendations issued Thursday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. If you started with Pfizer or Moderna and are older than 65 or otherwise at higher risk of infection, you can get a booster after six months. If you started with Johnson & Johnson, you can get a booster after two months, no matter your age.===========================================================Clients are reminded: (i) to check the terms of their licence agreements for use of content outside news programming and that further advice and assistance can be obtained from the AP Archive on: Tel +44 (0) 20 7482 7482 Email: info@aparchive.com(ii) they should check with the applicable collecting society in their Territory regarding the clearance of any sound recording or performance included within the AP Television News service (iii) they have editorial responsibility for the use of all and any content included within the AP Television News service and for libel, privacy, compliance and third party rights applicable to their Territory. The director of the C.D.C said Friday there may be a need to "update our definition of fully vaccinated in the future" as more people receive a booster shot. (Oct. 22) CDC: Definition of 'fully vaccinated' may change