Another jab is coming — are you ready for it? The CDC is reviewing booster shots for the COVID shot this month and Americans will, once they are approved, not be considered fully vaccinated until they go and get this new, additional jab in the arm. This is, of course, bad news for people who thought they had fulfilled the requirements of Joe Biden and various states’ vaccine mandates only to learn that they must now get another dose of the vaccine.
Meetings are scheduled October 20-21 when the CDC will make recommendations on dosage for Moderna and J&J’s booster shots. And on November 2 and 3, the agency will talk about further vaccinating children as young as 5.
Recently, an advisory panel to the FDA voted against Joe Biden’s plan to provide booster shots to everyone 16 or older six months after the initial shots. But that decision was overruled by CDC Director Rochelle Walensky, who insists that the fact that regulators have not approved booster shots yet is not a problem. Stat News reports:
Walensky insisted she made the call without consulting the White House, which had announced in mid-August a plan to give booster shots to all Americans 16 years of age and older, even though regulators had not yet approved any company’s booster shots. Currently only one booster jab has been authorized — the one made by Pfizer and BioNTech.
“I know that if I had been in the room voting, I would have voted to offer boosters to that group, and that’s ultimately where I laid,” Walensky said during a question and answer session with reporters hosted by the Health Coverage Fellowship, a training program for journalists.
“I consider myself part of the scientific community. I consider myself scientifically able to understand,” she said. “This was not Rochelle Walensky as a citizen, this was not Rochelle Walensky as a health care worker. This was Rochelle Walensky as a CDC director, public health servant to the United States of America. And I made the decision,” said Walensky, who was an infectious diseases physician at Massachusetts General Hospital before taking the CDC job earlier this year.
An advisory panel to the Food and Drug Administration that met on Sept. 17 voted against recommending all Americans 16 and older be offered a booster shot six months or longer after they had completed their primary Covid vaccination series, with an utter lack of data on the safety or effectiveness of a booster in 16- and 17-year olds clearly playing a role in the outcome.
As you can tell, the safety of you or your children does not matter to the powers that be. As long as you get the jab, whether you want it or not, the Biden Administration is satisfied. If you don’t get it, you’re Public Enemy Number 1.
Currently, booster shots are only offered to select groups. But that will soon change.