We knew this was coming.
Dr. Fauci on Wednesday told CNN’s Kate Bolduan that it’s a matter of time before the definition of “fully vaccinated” changes.
Pfizer on Wednesday said protection against the Omicron variant improves with THREE jabs.
“Although two doses of the vaccine may still offer protection against severe disease caused by the Omicron strain, it’s clear from these preliminary data that protection is improved with a third dose of our vaccine,” Pfizer Chairman and CEO Albert Bourla said in a statement. “Ensuring as many people as possible are fully vaccinated with the first two dose series and a booster remains the best course of action to prevent the spread of COVID-19.”
Kate Bolduan asked Fauci if the definition of fully vaccinated should be updated given Pfizer’s push for a third jab.
“My own personal opinion, Kate, is what you said is correct. It’s going to be a matter of when, not if,” Fauci said.
CNN's Kate Bouldon talks Fauci into agreeing the definition of being "fully vaccinated" should be updated to mean having had a booster: “My own personal opinion, Kate, is what you said is correct. It’s going to be a matter of when, not if.” pic.twitter.com/pebLUDdEfT
— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) December 8, 2021