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If you've been fully vaccinated against Covid-19, you're in the minority.
According to CDC, fewer than half of those in the U.S. have been fully vaccinated.
President Biden, government officials, and vaccine makers are pressing for more people to get the vaccines. In some instances, they are issuing guidance that's contrary to studies and recommendations from scientists.
For example, CDC continues to advise people who've already had Covid-19 to get vaccinated, anyway, despite studies showing no benefit to that population.
Since the vaccines carry a risk of adverse events, and since those who have had Covid-19 are believed to be immune for longer than those who get vaccinated, many experts say it's not advisable for the previously-infected to get vaccinated.
Also, many health experts say since Covid-19 has a statistical near-zero chance of making young people seriously ill, and the vaccines are linked to heart inflammation in young people, as well as other potential problems, then young people should not get vaccinated.
With vaccine demand apparently maxing out at less than half the population, some government officials have indicated they will go door-to-door to check people's vaccination status and urge them to get vaccinated.
The government is also airing television ads pushing the Covid-19 vaccine without plainly disclosing any risk of adverse events. Such disclosures are required by law on advertising for most medicines. However, there's a loophole exemption if the brand name of the medicine isn't mentioned.
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