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CDC Approves Moderna and Johnson & Johnson Booster Dose Against COVID-19 and Allows Vaccine Mixing

2021-10-22T01:16:50.108Z

Millions of Americans May Receive a COVID-19 Vaccine Booster from Moderna and Johnson & Johnson Pharmaceuticals After the Centr



Millions of Americans will be able to receive a booster of the COVID-19 vaccine from the pharmaceutical companies Moderna and Johnson & Johnson after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC, in English) gave its final approval this Thursday for the night, as they had done weeks before with the one made by Pfizer.

The CDC has also allowed booster doses of different vaccines to be mixed, so that, for example, whoever received the Johnson & Johnson immunization a few months ago can now reinforce it with an injection of Pfizer or Moderna.

Almost 100 million people in the United States will be able to benefit from a reinforcement

that, according to the pharmaceutical companies and the federal authorities have corroborated, protects more effectively against contagion and, above all, against serious illness or death caused by the coronavirus.

Johnson & Johnson vaccine injections in Miami, Florida, Thursday, May 13, 2021.Wilfredo Lee / AP

The booster dose of Moderna's vaccine (the third, after the initial two) has been authorized six months after receiving the previous ones for all those over 65 years of age;

those over 18 years of age who suffer from medical problems;

and all those who, because of their work, have a greater risk of contagion.

These are the same conditions under which the Pfizer booster dose was approved.

The Johnson & Johnson booster dose has been licensed for all those who received the first starting dose at least two months ago.

The announcement comes after a panel of experts recommended the CDC to authorize the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson booster doses and a day after the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) did. own it.

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"These recommendations are yet another example of our fundamental commitment to protect as many people as possible against COVID-19," said CDC Director Rochelle Walensky.

Source: telemundo

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