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Dr. Rochelle Walensky, head of the CDC, admits to understanding the confusion behind who can qualify for a COVID-19 booster shot

The head of the CDC, Dr. Rochelle Walensky, is admitting to recognizing the confusion throughout the country about who can and can’t get the COVID-19 booster shot.

The only people who would qualify to begin with are those who got the Pfizer vaccine. Anyone who got Moderna or Johnson & Johnson does not qualify.

Walensky agreed when meeting with CDC advisers on certain requirements for who can qualify, including people over 65, nursing home residents, and anyone between 50 and 64 with underlying health issues that can put them at higher risk, like diabetes.


She added something that the advisors did not all agree with.

Anyone with an increased risk of infection due to their jobs or living conditions may also get a booster shot.

This includes healthcare workers, teachers, or people currently incarcerated or living in shelters.



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