Johnson & Johnson is pushing for a booster shot of its vaccine, saying a second dose shows stronger protection. This comes as Pfizer prepares to apply for emergency use authorization for its vaccine in kids ages 5-11.
Johnson & Johnson said Tuesday that a booster of its one-shot coronavirus vaccine provides a stronger immune response months after people receive a first dose.
As the push to ramp up vaccinations continues, the FDA is assessing additional COVID-19 vaccine approvals for kids younger than 12 and booster shots. A source says there’s been some frustration inside the agency about the White House stepping into the FDA’s lane and getting ahead of where the science is by setting booster goals.
By Justin Spike
The head of the World Health Organization on Monday called for a two-month moratorium on administering booster shots of COVID-19 vaccines as a means of reducing global vaccine inequality and preventing the emergence of new coronavirus variants.
Where do those who received a Johnson & Johnson vaccine stand when it comes to booster recommendations
White House officials have also announced a plan to offer a booster shots to fully vaccinated Americans who got the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine. They are citing new evidence of waning vaccine protection over time, but where does that leave the Johnson & Johnson vaccine when it comes to boosters?
The difference the booster shot could make depending on previous inoculations
(CNN) — A third round of shots is what White House officials say they plan to offer to fully vaccinated Americans who got the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine. So, where does that leave individuals who received the Johnson and Johnson vaccine when it comes to booster shots? Mandy Gaither explains why one doctor says it may take a while…
The White House says President Joe Biden will lay out his COVID-19 booster shot plan today. Preliminary data suggest the general population might need a booster about eight months after their final dose, and they could be offered by mid to late September, pending authorization from the FDA.
By Mike Stobbe and Matthew Perrone
U.S. health officials Wednesday recommended all Americans get COVID-19 booster shots to shore up their protection amid the surging delta variant and evidence that the vaccines’ effectiveness is falling. The plan, as outlined by the director of the CDC and other top authorities, calls for an extra dose eight months after people get their second shot of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine.
By Zeke Miller and Matthew Perrone
After struggling for months to persuade Americans to get the COVID-19 vaccine, U.S. health officials could soon face a fresh challenge: talking vaccinated people into getting booster shots to gain longer-lasting protection as the delta variant sends infections soaring again.
The CDC officially recommended booster shots for the immunocompromised. Officials say it is much needed protection for a group of vulnerable Americans, as the Delta variant spreads fast across the country.