CDC director Rochelle Walensky tested positive for Covid-19, the health agency announced in a statement on Saturday.
Walensky tested positive Friday night and is experiencing “mild symptoms.”
She was infected with COVID one month after she was photographed getting a Covid-19 booster shot at a CVS Pharmacy.
On Sept. 22, CVS tweeted a photo of Walensky wearing a bandaid on her right arm after getting a “bivalent” Covid-19 booster shot.
CVS captioned the photo:
“@CDCDirector Rochelle Walensky visited a CVS Pharmacy today to get her bivalent COVID-19 booster. The bivalent vaccine provides added protection against COVID-19 and the Omicron variant and is available at CVS Pharmacy locations nationwide.”
The statement read: Walensky is “isolating at home and will participate in her planned meetings virtually.”
.@CDCDirector Rochelle Walensky visited a CVS Pharmacy today to get her bivalent COVID-19 booster. The bivalent vaccine provides added protection against COVID-19 and the Omicron variant and is available at CVS Pharmacy locations nationwide. https://t.co/wXDZYrmMyd pic.twitter.com/BQojEnRpl4
— CVS Health (@CVSHealth) September 22, 2022
On Friday Pfizer said the vaccine will cost as much as $130 per dose when the U.S. government contract expires.
The government paid $30 per shot for millions of doses during the pandemic.
The new price reflects the reality that most Americans are not lining up for the vaccines or boosters.
Millions of doses were thrown out after they went unused past the expiration date.
The new price will go into effect in early 2023. People who are covered under the Affordable Care Act and those with private insurance will likely pay nothing for the COVID vaccines.