CDC Director Rochelle Walensky assessments constructive for COVID-19 month after getting up to date booster shot

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The Facilities for Illness Management and Prevention stated Saturday that Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky had examined constructive for COVID-19. 

She is experiencing delicate signs and is updated along with her vaccines.

“Consistent with CDC guidelines, she is isolating at home and will participate in her planned meetings virtually. CDC senior staff and close contacts have been informed of her positive test and are taking appropriate action to monitor their health,” the CDC stated in an emailed assertion.

In September, the director acquired her bivalent, omicron-specific COVID-19 booster shot. 

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WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 16: Rochelle Walensky, MD, MPH, Director, United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; speaks during the COVID Federal Response Hearing on Capitol Hill on June 16, 2022, in Washington, DC. 

WASHINGTON, DC – JUNE 16: Rochelle Walensky, MD, MPH, Director, United States Facilities for Illness Management and Prevention; speaks in the course of the COVID Federal Response Listening to on Capitol Hill on June 16, 2022, in Washington, DC. 
((Photograph by Joe Raedle/Getty Photos))

In a CVS Well being tweet, she was seen posing for a photograph following the shot with a thumbs up.

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Walensky and well being officers have warned the American public about an upcoming winter surge of COVID-19 infections. 

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Rochelle Walensky, Director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), speaks during a Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee hearing in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2022. 

Rochelle Walensky, Director of the U.S. Facilities for Illness Management and Prevention (CDC), speaks throughout a Senate Well being, Schooling, Labor, and Pensions Committee listening to in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2022. 
(Photographer: Shawn Thew/EPA/Bloomberg by way of Getty Photos)

They’ve known as on the U.S. to get the booster earlier than the tip of the month. 

Following a gathering between federal officers and main organizations representing America’s physicians, nurse practitioners and doctor associates, the White Home stated there was “broad agreement that the single-most important thing Americans, particularly the elderly, can do to protect themselves and their loved ones from COVID-19 and serious illness is to get an updated COVID-19 vaccine without delay.”

WASHINGTON, DC - NOVEMBER 04: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Rochelle Walensky testifies before the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee about the ongoing response to the COVID-19 pandemic in the Dirksen Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill on November 04, 2021, in Washington, D.C. 

WASHINGTON, DC – NOVEMBER 04: Facilities for Illness Management and Prevention Director Rochelle Walensky testifies earlier than the Senate Well being, Schooling, Labor, and Pensions Committee in regards to the ongoing response to the COVID-19 pandemic within the Dirksen Senate Workplace Constructing on Capitol Hill on November 04, 2021, in Washington, D.C. 
(Chip Somodevilla/Getty)

In a September assertion, Walensky stated that boosters would supply broad safety towards sublineages.

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“The updated COVID-19 boosters are formulated to better protect against the most recently circulating COVID-19 variant. They can help restore protection that has waned since previous vaccination and were designed to provide broader protection against newer variants,” she stated.

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