Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Rochelle Walensky walks back remarks on vaccine mandate.
CDC director Rochelle Walensky broke with her vaccine advisory panel late Thursday to endorse younger at-risk people returning to work to get the Pfizer COVID-19 booster shot â€” a rare move that goes against the panel's recommendation.
The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices panel voted that young workers not get the booster and that it be given only to Americans over 65 and those over 50 with underlying medical conditions.
CDC DIRECTOR RECOMMENDS COVID-19 BOOSTER FOR YOUNGER AT-RISK WORKERS, DEFYING ADVISORY PANEL.
The move illustrates the discord ringing between the Biden administration higher-ups, such as Walensky, and the advisory panel that recommends a course of action based on available scientific data.
Teachers and front-line medical workers are in the younger group Walensky is pushing for COVID boosters jab eligibility.