The head of the Federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention of the United States, Rochelle Walensky, said that she supports the idea of wider vaccination.
The US authorities are studying the possibility of introducing compulsory vaccination at the federal level. This was stated on the Fox News channel by the head of the US Federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) by Rochelle Walensky.
The moderator asked the head of the CDC whether she supports the idea of introducing mandatory vaccination at the level of federal authorities. “The administration of [US President Joe Biden] is studying this issue,” Walensky said.
“In general, I am in favor of broader vaccination. Apart from the fact that we are studying these measures, I have nothing to add,” she explained.
Later on Twitter, Walensky said that she referred to “compulsory [vaccination] at the level of private companies and individual elements of the federal government.” “There will be no mandatory [vaccination] at the national level,” she stressed. Earlier on Friday, the deputy press secretary of the White House, Karine Jean-Pierre, also noted that the US administration is not currently considering the option of introducing the requirement of mandatory vaccination against the new coronavirus nationwide.