Fauci: Johnson vaccine recipients may be allowed to take mixed or matching booster doses

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WASHINGTON: Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases in the United States, Anthony Fauci, said today, Sunday, on the “This Week” program on the American “ABC News” television network, that it is possible that the US Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will allow recipients of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. COVID-19 patients may receive mixed or identical booster doses, depending on their individual health status.

Last Friday, an expert panel of the US Food and Drug Administration unanimously approved the administration of a booster dose for adult recipients of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. The committee is also exploring a mix-and-match strategy, but has not yet made a formal decision on the matter.

According to the American news website Axios, Fauci acknowledged that the data indicated that boosting the Johnson & Johnson vaccine with a single dose of the mRNA vaccines produces more antibodies than a second dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.

He added that the Food and Drug Administration would consider all available data before issuing an official authorization for Johnson & Johnson boosters.

Fauci predicted that in the end, the booster doses for vaccine recipients will vary depending on each person’s condition and according to the risks and health status of him.

(dpa)





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