The head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said Friday “there will be no nationwide mandate” for the COVID-19 vaccine, clarifying comments she made about the administration looking into such a mandate.
CDC Director Rochelle Walensky clarified remarks she made during an interview on Fox News when she told host Bret Baier that the Biden administration was “looking into” a federal vaccine mandate after being asked if she supported such a step.
Earlier on Friday, White House principal deputy press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre told reporters “a national vaccine requirement is not under consideration at this time.”
“You know, that’s something that I think the administration was looking into. It’s something that I think we’re looking to see approval of from the vaccine,” Walensky said on Fox.