Sumary of Health Officials Warn Initial Booster Limits Possible Top federal health officials have told White House officials that the plan to offer COVID-19 booster shots later this month may need to be limited at first.:
- 4, 2021 — Top federal health officials have told White House officials that the plan to offer COVID-19 booster shots later this month may need to be limited at first, according to The New York Times.
- In a meeting on Thursday, Janet Woodcock, MD, the FDA acting commissioner, and Rochelle Walensky, MD, the CDC director, told Jeffrey Zients, the White House pandemic coordinator, that the Biden administration may need to scale back its plan to offer booster shots to the general public in late September.
- The Biden administration is waiting on a “full review and approval” of booster shots by the FDA, as well as a recommendation from the CDC, Chris Meagher, a spokesman for the White House, told The New York Times.
- That would include health care workers, nursing home residents, and adults over age 65 who received the first coronavirus vaccine shots.
- As more vaccinated people experience breakthrough infections, officials “want to be ready” with a booster plan, Woodcock said in a Coronavirus in Context interview with WebMD.