CDC director Rochelle Walensky tests positive for COVID-19: experiences ‘mild symptoms’ weeks after getting booster
- The director of the Center for Disease Control and Presentation confirmed on Saturday that Dr. Rochelle Walensky had tested positive for COVID-19 and is experiencing ‘mild symptoms’.
- Last month, Walensky had received her bivalent, ommicron-specific COVID-19 booster injection. After the vaccination, she was photographed giving the thumbs up posted in a CFS health tweet, Fox News reported.
- The CDC director, along with other health officials, has warned the American public that this winter could cause an increase in COVID-19 infections.
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed on Saturday that director Dr. Rochelle Walensky has tested positive for COVID-19 and is experiencing ‘mild symptoms’.
According to a statement from the CDC, Walensky’s positive test result is “in accordance with CDC guidelines” and she is now “isolating at home.”
They also said the CDC director will attend her scheduled meetings virtually.
“CDC senior staff and close contacts have been made aware of her positive test and are taking appropriate steps to monitor their health,” the statement said.
Last month, Walensky received her bivalent, ommicron-specific COVID-19 booster injection. After the vaccination, she was photographed giving the thumbs up that was posted in a CFS health tweet.
The director, along with other health officials, has warned that winter could cause an increase in COVID-19 infections.
On Saturday, Dr. Rochelle Walensky, director of the Centers for Disease Control, positive for Covid-19. and experiencing “mild symptoms,” according to a statement from the CDC
CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky, pictured, was filmed getting her COVID booster shot
The consensus at a recent meeting that brought together federal officials and leading health organizations representing physicians, nurse practitioners and physician assistants was a “broad agreement that the single most important thing Americans, especially the elderly, can do to protect themselves and their loved ones.” of COVID-19 and serious illness, should get an updated COVID-19 vaccine as soon as possible.”
Walensky and other health officials have urged the American public to get the booster.
Last month, the CDC director revealed that boosters would provide broad protection against sublineages.
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 declined since previous vaccination and are designed to provide broader protection against newer variants,” she said.