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J & J Booster Covid Vacc Approved

FILE - In this Wednesday, March 3, 2021 file photo, a pharmacist holds a vial of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine at a hospital in Bay Shore, N.Y. Janssen Pharmaceuticals is a division of Johnson & Johnson. On Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2021, the Food and Drug Administration said it is wrestling with whether and when recipients of the single-shot Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine need another dose ā€” at six months or as early as two months. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan) Oct 15th 2021 @ap.images
FILE - In this Wednesday, March 3, 2021 file photo, a pharmacist holds a vial of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine at a hospital in Bay Shore, N.Y. Janssen Pharmaceuticals is a division of Johnson & Johnson. On Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2021, the Food and Drug Administration said it is wrestling with whether and when recipients of the single-shot Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine need another dose ā€” at six months or as early as two months. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan) Oct 15th 2021 @ap.images

An FDA panel is giving the green light for the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 booster shot.

The panel unanimously decided to recommend the agency authorize the second J & JĀ  dose for adults who have already gotten the first shot.

Reports say many FDA committee members recommend the vaccine be considered a two-dose vaccine, similar to Moderna and Pfizer.

This comes after studies show the single-dose J & J vaccine is less effective compared to the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines.

The World Health Organization remains opposed to giving any booster vaccines to people in wealthy countries, when more than half the world’s population has not even gotten one Covid-19 vaccine.

 

 

FILE – In this Wednesday, March 3, 2021 file photo, a pharmacist holds a vial of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine at a hospital in Bay Shore, N.Y. Janssen Pharmaceuticals is a division of Johnson & Johnson. On Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2021, the Food and Drug Administration said it is wrestling with whether and when recipients of the single-shot Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine need another dose ā€” at six months or as early as two months. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

Used locally on Oct 15th 2021

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