‘It Was a Close Call’: CDC Director Defends Overruling One of Advisory Panel’s Recommendations on Booster Shots

CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky defended her decision on recommending booster shots during a Fox News interview Friday.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention signed off on booster shots for millions of Americans, but while the advisory panel recommended shots for a number of key groups, they rejected one recommendation that ultimately Walensky approved. Per NPR:

The panel on Thursday voted against saying that people can get a booster if they are ages 18 to 64 years and are health-care workers or have another job that puts them at increased risk of being exposed to the virus.

But Walensky disagreed and put that recommendation back in, noting that such a move aligns with an FDA booster authorization decision earlier
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