Who’s Up For Changing The Definition Of “Fully Vaccinated”?

Did you get the vaccine? Took your 2 shots, waited the 14 days (or one shot, depending)? Think you’re safe? Not so fast!

Definition of ‘fully vaccinated’ could change, CDC chief says. Here’s what that means

If you’ve received a two-dose course of the Moderna or Pfizer COVID vaccines, or a one-and-done Johnson & Johnson shot, you’re considered by health officials to be fully vaccinated against the coronavirus.

For now.

But that could change as eligibility for booster shots continues to expand. Last week, COVID boosters were approved for Moderna recipients and all who got the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, and everyone can now choose their own brand of booster shot.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky said at a news conference Friday that the agency “may need to update our definition of ‘fully vaccinated’ in the future” as boosters are becoming more widely available.

When would that happen, and what would it look like? Walensky had no further details, as she and other health experts acknowledge that the situation is evolving.

“We’re doing an experiment in real time,” said Warner Greene, a virologist and senior investigator at the Gladstone Institutes in San Francisco. “We don’t know how to optimally use the vaccines yet. What we do know is that two shots are not preventing infections as efficiently after six months.”

Yet, let’s force people to choose between their jobs or not taking a vaccination they are hesitant on which doesn’t work as well as they thought.

Robert Siegel, a professor of microbiology and immunology at Stanford University, said the term “fully vaccinated” is a policy concept, not an immunological one.

“Policies change and the designation of who is ‘fully vaccinated’ will continue to change,” he wrote in an email. “Ideally, these changes will be based on new data on the durability or diminution of the immune response over time.”

In fairness, there are many vaccines which require more than one or two shots. Smallpox is a series of 5 shots over a few years. You most likely do not remember because you were very young. But, really, Siegel is correct, this is political. Next up we will see the politicians requiring booster shots to be considered fully vaccinated and allowed to keep your job and participate in society.

Yes, I took the booster. Why? Because I want to protect myself. That’s it. No other reason. If someone doesn’t want to take it, that’s on them. I weighed the risks, and came down on the side of vaccination and booster. Other people can make their own decisions. I don’t want them forced.

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4 Responses to “Who’s Up For Changing The Definition Of “Fully Vaccinated”?”

  1. Hairy says:

    “Does not work as well as they thought”? Unvaccinated are 30 times alike to die as fully vaccinated.
    Smallpox routine vaccinations ended in the USA in 1972
    I had to receive a booster before going to Afghanistan in 1976.employers can mandate what they wish especially when it may be a concern of health care costs or liability

    • drowningpuppies says:

      Unvaccinated are 30 times alike to die as fully vaccinated.

      More repeated bullshit propaganda from Johnnie, the Buddhist stoner.

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  2. The authoritarians will redefine “fully vaccinated” to include requiring a booster shot, and then continue to try to enforce vaccine ‘passports’ for as long as they can get away with it, because the Democrats love having good lists of the sheeple.

    • drowningpuppies says:

      In September, 2021— CDC changed the definition of “vaccine”.

      Why you may ask?

      CDC Emails: Our Definition of Vaccine is “Problematic: Problematic Vaccine? No, Problematic Definition of Vaccine.

      The CDC caused an uproar in early September 2021, after it changed its definitions of “vaccination” and “vaccine.” For years, the CDC had set definitions for vaccination/vaccine that discussed immunity. This all changed on September 1, 2021.

      The prior CDC Definitions of Vaccine and Vaccination (August 26, 2021):

      Vaccine: A product that stimulates a person’s immune system to produce immunity to a specific disease, protecting the person from that disease. Vaccines are usually administered through needle injections, but can also be administered by mouth or sprayed into the nose.

      Vaccination: The act of introducing a vaccine into the body to produce immunity to a specific disease.

      The CDC Definitions of Vaccine and Vaccination since September 1, 2021:

      Vaccine: A preparation that is used to stimulate the body’s immune response against diseases. Vaccines are usually administered through needle injections, but some can be administered by mouth or sprayed into the nose.

      Vaccination: The act of introducing a vaccine into the body to produce protection from a specific disease.

      People noticed. Representative Thomas Massie was among the first to discuss the change, noting the definition went from “immunity” to “protection”.


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