‘We will not boost our way out of this pandemic,’ CDC director says as 70 million Americans remain unvaccinated

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"The most vulnerable are those unvaccinated," said Dr. Rochelle Walensky, the director of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.The CDC on Friday approved a third shot of Pfizer's Covid-19 vaccine to an expanded group of Americans. "Starting today, if you are six months out from your last dose of the Pfizer vaccine, you are eligible for a booster if you fall into one of three high-risk groups," US Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy said during a briefing. "Number one: You are 65 or older. Number two: You have a medical condition that puts you at high risk of severe illness with Covid and these conditions include obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure, chronic kidney disease and others. And Number three: You work or live in a setting where you are at high risk of exposure to Covid. This includes health care workers, teachers, those living in shelters or prisons and grocery store workers," Murthy said. Walensky acknowledged that even with more Americans becoming elig
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