Tag Archives: Dr. Rochelle Walensky

White House Unveils New National COVID Preparedness Plan

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White House officials on Wednesday unveiled an updated National COVID Preparedness Plan, which includes increased access to treatment, enhanced surveillance, keeping schools open, and vaccinating the world. White House COVID Response Coordinator Jeff Zients emphasized that this was a “new moment” in the fight against the virus, with a new …

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CDC Expands COVID-19 Booster Recommendations To 16, 17-Year-Olds


16 and 17-year-olds can receive a booster shot for Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine after the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) approved the additional dose Thursday. The Food and Drug Administration gave emergency authorization for 16- and 17-year-olds to receive a third dose of the Pfizer …

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CDC Recommends COVID Booster For All Adults Amid Omicron Concerns

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The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention expanded its COVID-19 vaccine booster recommendations on Monday to include all adults, regardless of health status or occupation, as uncertainty surrounding the newly detected omicron variant swells. “The recent emergence of the omicron variant (B.1.1.529) further emphasizes the importance of vaccination, boosters …

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All Adults In U.S. Now Eligible For COVID Booster Shots

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COVID-19 booster shots are now available to all adults in the United States, after Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director Rochelle Walensky signed off on the recommendations of an agency advisory panel on Friday. “After critical scientific evaluation, today’s unanimous decision carefully considered the current state of the pandemic, the …

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CDC Recommends COVID-19 Vaccine for Children 5 to 11 Years

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On Tuesday, CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky endorsed the CDC Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices’ (ACIP) recommendation that children 5 to 11 be vaccinated against COVID-19 with the Pfizer-BioNTech pediatric vaccine.  The move clears the way for shots to be administered as soon as tomorrow, though it may be a few days before the vaccine is widely …

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CDC Urging Pregnant Women to Get Covid-19 Vaccine

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The CDC has issued an urgent health advisory recommending women who are pregnant, those who were recently pregnant, who are trying to become pregnant now, or who might become pregnant in the future, get the COVID-19 vaccine. The new emergency guidance is meant to build on and strengthen guidance the agency …

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CDC Authorizes COVID-19 Booster Shots For Millions Of Americans


Yesterday, CDC Director Rochelle P. Walensky endorsed the CDC Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices’ (ACIP) recommendation for booster shots of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine in certain populations and also recommended a booster dose for those in high risk occupational and institutional settings. “I believe we can best serve the nation’s public …

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CDC Suggests Third Dose Of Vaccine For Immunocompromised


The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is endorsing a third dose of the COVID-19 vaccine for immunocompromised individuals. All eleven members of the agency’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices voted in favor of additional shots of the vaccine. “At a time when the Delta variant is surging, an …

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CDC Recommends COVID-19 Vaccine For Pregnant Women

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is advising pregnant women to get the COVID-19 vaccine. “COVID-19 vaccination is recommended for all people 12 years and older, including people who are pregnant, breastfeeding, trying to get pregnant now, or might become pregnant in the future,” the new guidance reads. …

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