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U.S. ready to roll out boosters pending FDA, CDC approval


© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: United States Surgeon General Vivek Murthy delivers remarks during a news conference with White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki at the White House in Washington, U.S., July  15, 2021. REUTERS/Tom Brenner

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States is ready to roll out COVID-19 vaccine booster shots once the Federal Drugs Administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention approve the plan, Surgeon General Vivek Murthy said on Friday.

Murthy stated that once the FDA’s and CDC have completed their evaluations, they will allow us to proceed accordingly.

Rochelle Wilensky, CDC Director, said that $2.1 billion will be invested by the CDC to safeguard patients and workers from future infections.

Jeff Zients (White House coronavirus respond coordinator) said that 89% have been vaccinated against COVID-19 so far.

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