Cops frustrated with ‘intricate messages from CDC and FDA’

Governor of Colorado Jared PolisJared Schutz PolisStates Ahead of Feds in Reinforcements Sunday Shows Progress: Biden Administration Faces Rising Inflation The Hill’s Morning Report – Presented by Facebook – Appeals Court Delays Ruling on Trump Document; Biden to meet Xi MORE (D) said on Sunday that he is frustrated with the “intricate messages” about booster vaccines coming from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), as his status is currently dealing with an increase in COVID -19 cases.

When asked by host Margaret Brennan on CBS’s “Face the Nation” if he’s disappointed that the CDC hasn’t been clear in their guidance on when Americans should get their booster shots, Polis said he’s “very frustrated” with the information that comes from the two. the main health agencies.

“I’ve been very frustrated by the complicated message from the CDC and the FDA,” Polis told Brennan, before issuing an endorsement for booster shots six months after being fully vaccinated.

“Everyone should get the booster after six months. The data is incredibly clear and increases your level of personal protection, “said Polis.

Americans were confused last month when CDC officials appeared to disagree with their rulings about booster shots.

A CDC panel in September said it was recommending a third dose of Pfizer’s vaccine for people 65 and older, nursing home residents and people 18 to 64 who have underlying health problems.

The panel was reflecting on including people in potentially high-risk occupations in that group, but ultimately decided not to because they said there was not enough evidence to show that vaccinated people under the age of 50 had diminishing protection against serious illness and hospitalization.

A day earlier, the FDA had issued a statement saying it was authorizing Pfizer’s booster vaccine for people 65 and older and 18 to 64 years old who are at high risk of serious illness from COVID-19 and whose work has a potential high risk of exposure, the latter of which was not included in the CDC panel’s recommendation.

However, a day after the CDC panel ruled, the agency’s director Rochelle WalenskyRochelle Walensky States Lead Feds On Movers The Hill’s Morning Report – Presented By Facebook – Appeals Court Delays Ruling On Trump Document; Biden to meet Xi 900,000 children expected to be vaccinated in the first week: White House MORE broke with the advisory committee and authorized the booster injection for the larger group, which included those in potentially high-risk settings.

Polis’ comments come as Colorado faces a surge in COVID-19 cases, driven in large part by the highly infectious delta variant.

He said that while his state was “largely spared” from “delta peak” over the summer, Colorado “is getting there now.”

He added that the variant is “incredibly effective, like a heat seeking missile, to search for the unvaccinated, infect them, hospitalize them in large numbers and kill them in certain, in certain, far too often.”

Polis issued an executive order Thursday allowing booster shots for all adults in Colorado.

Polis’ order declared the entire state at high risk of exposure or transmission of COVID-19 to make the vaccines available to adults six months after their second dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine, or two months after receiving the vaccine. Johnson & Johnson vaccine.

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