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Rochelle Walensky, the CDC Director, urges teens to get vaccinated!

Rochelle Walensky, the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, encouraged the teen and adolescent residents of the USA to get vaccinated. In addition, Walensky suggested that parents who have questions speak with the health providers of their child, or with local pharmacists or health departments.

In a Press conference done on Thursday, Rochelle Walensky said, “I strongly encourage parents to get their teens vaccinated, as I did mine.” Further, she also added saying that until the teens are vaccinated they must continue to put on their masks and take precautions when around others who are not vaccinated to protect themselves, their friends, family, and community.

Rochelle Walensky made all these points very clear. Also, ahead of recommending the Pfizer-BioNTech shot for adolescents as young as 12, Walensky said, “CDC observed troubling data regarding the hospitalizations of adolescents with covid-19.” She also shared one of the reports, saying its findings “force us to redouble our motivation to get our adolescents and young adults vaccinated.”

However, while more than 62 percent of adults have received at least one dose of a vaccine, and some communities far exceeding that number locally — Walensky said that she fears that areas with low vaccination rates are still vulnerable to flare-ups.

“But, we believe getting to 70% would go an extraordinarily long way to making sure that we have community protection,” she added.

“We have pockets of this country that have lower rates of vaccination,” she said. “I worry that this virus is an opportunist and that where we have low rates of vaccination is where we might see it again.”

Then, just over a week before the game, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released updated public health guidelines, stating that fully vaccinated people no longer needed to wear masks outside or inside, no matter the crowd size.

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