Latest Info On The Covid 19 Booster

  1. COVID-19 booster shots from Moderna and J&J were officially approved by the CDC last week. Clinics, doctors’ offices, pharmacies, and public health facilities have begun giving these shots over the weekend. Many listeners might be confused as each brand has differences.
    1. Johnson and Johnson:A second dose of the J&J vaccine is recommended for anyone 18 and over who received the first dose at least two months ago.
    2. Moderna:A booster is recommended six months after thesecondModerna shot was administered. Anyone 65 and older or if they are over 18 at high risk with medical conditions, job or living situation exposure is eligible now.
    3. Pfizer: was approved to offer boosterson September 22 to those 65 and over or those with health problems, high risk jobs or living conditions.
    4. Mixing and matching of vaccines is given the go-aheadbut suggests all individuals consult their physicians on what the best brand for a booster is recommended even though they are free to choose their shot of choice.
    5. Booster shots will be free.
    6. Side effects among those who received boosters were very rareand lower among those who received their first dose according to all data presented to the FDA and CDC during testing.
    7. There is no approval for vaccines of children 5 to 11 as of nowas Pfizer says vaccine is 90% effective in kids 5-11. However, the White House confirmed that it has purchased enough doses and will quickly roll out COVID-19 vaccines for kids ages 5 to 11 once the Pfizer vaccine is authorized by the FDA and approved but CDC. Read more:https://www.newsweek.com/pfizer-covid-vaccine-kids-over-90-percent-effective-similar-side-effects-teens-1641723

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