CDC Releases Data Showing Miniscule Amount Of Eligible Americans Making Use Of COVID Booster

Just under 2% of all eligible Americans have taken the opportunity to get the newly released COVID booster shot, as reported by a data set released by the CDC.

Despite the fact that well over 4.4 million Americans have gotten a “bivalent” COVID booster shot, just about 1.5% of those for whom the shot has been made available have actually taken the time to get the jab since the recommendation from the CDC went out quite a few weeks ago. The latest COVID vaccine booster was created to assist in dealing with Omicron sub-variants BA.4 and BA.5.

The COVID vaccine tracker maintained by the CDC shows that 67.8% of the overall U.S. population that is eligible for the vaccine have gone through the main series of doses. The tracker from Bloomberg highlighted that roughly 32.5% have gotten at least one of the booster shots.

Back on the first of September, Dr. Rochelle Walensky, the Director of the CDC, issued her recommendation for the booster, issuing the following statement: “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. This recommendation followed a comprehensive scientific evaluation and robust scientific discussion. If you are eligible, there is no bad time to get your COVID-19 booster and I strongly encourage you to receive it.”

Despite the fact that the CDC and quite a few other public health officials are recommending the administering of the booster shot, the White House is having to play cleanup due to an unforced crisis concerning COVID in the wake of President Joe Biden claiming that the pandemic was “over” as part of a recently carried out “60 Minutes” interview.

“Mr. President, first Detroit Auto Show in three years. Is the pandemic over?” questioned the shots host, Scott Pelley.

“The pandemic is over,” stated Biden. “We still have a problem with COVID. We’re still doing a lotta work on it. It’s — but the pandemic is over. If you notice, no one’s wearing masks. Everybody seems to be in pretty good shape. And so I think it’s changing, and I think this is a perfect example of it.”

In the wake of Biden’s comments, along with its subsequent backlash from quite a few leftists, White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre attempted to walk back the president’s statements as part of another appearance on MSNBC.

As reported by The New York Times, as of the 22nd of September, the 7-day average daily COVID cases stood at well over 55,000 with just about 424 deaths.

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