White House chief medical adviser Anthony Fauci told reporters Wednesday that the individual was fully vaccinated, but added it is believed they did not receive a booster shot.
The new Omicron Covid-19 variant has been detected in California, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The individual who contracted the variant is a resident of San Francisco, was fully vaccinated and had mild symptoms after traveling to South Africa and returning home Nov. 22, the CDC said in a press statement. The individual tested positive Nov. 29. Health authorities in California have reached out to all close contacts of the individual in question, who is in self-quarantine, and all of them have tested negative.
Anthony Fauci told reporters Wednesday the individual was fully vaccinated, but added it is believed they did not receive a booster shot. They experienced “mild symptoms, which are improving at this point,” Fauci said.
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