CDC director overrules advisors on boosters, recommending third shots for at-risk workers
President Joe Biden’s attempt to roll out Covid-19 booster shots has been far from smooth sailing, and the CDC director added to the bumpiness early Friday morning.
Director Rochelle Walensky reversed a CDC advisory panel’s recommendation that boosters should not be administered to adults at risk of occupational exposure, such as teachers and health care workers. The highly unusual move came after the CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices recommended Pfizer/BioNTech booster shots for those older than 65 and younger, high-risk adults, but voted 9-6 against allowing the shots for at-risk jobs.
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