Fauci says ‘fully vaccinated’ doesn’t have to include booster shots

Fauci says ‘fully vaccinated’ doesn’t have to include booster shots

Dr. Anthony Fauci said Sunday that COVID-19 vaccine boosters are not necessary to be considered fully vaccinated — despite previously suggesting the extra shot would be crucial to get to that point.

The White House’s chief medical adviser said the data currently available does not indicate that federal officials should change their current criteria for what is considered fully vaccinated against the virus.

“If you look at the data that we have, fully vaccinated right now, by definition, is the original two doses [of] … Pfizer and Moderna and a single dose with [the one-shot Johnson & Johnson],” Fauci told ABC anchor Martha Raddatz on “This Week.”

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“We’ll continue to follow the data, because right now when we’re boosting people, what we’re doing

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