“What’s the best gift to give this year? Consider the gift of health. It’s priceless. As we head into the holiday and winter season now is the time to think about protection for ourselves and our families. So many of us miss being with our friends and family last year. For those who are at higher risk of severe illness from COVID-19 and who are eligible for a COVID-19 booster dose, go out now and get your extra booster dose to protect you. And for those who are not yet vaccinated, including our children, teens, and adolescents who are now all eligible for vaccination, getting vaccinated this week will set you up to being fully protected in time for the holidays and by the end of the year. Thank you. I’ll now turn it over to Dr. Fauci.” -Rochelle Walensky
At a press conference on November 17th, CDC Director Walensky appeared with Fauci’s Covid Task Force. Read the full transcript.