Boosters

FDA Authorizes Pfizer and Moderna Boosters for 18+

This morning, the FDA expanded eligibility around booster shots of both the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines for adults 18+, six months after their primary series. Those who have received a Johnson & Johnson vaccine for their primary series can receive a Pfizer or Moderna booster dose two months after their single dose primary series

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CDC Amends EUA to Include 4th Dose for Immunocompromised

Yesterday, the CDC updated their guidelines on COVID-19 vaccines for those who are “moderately and severely” immunocompromised. People who fall into this category include those living with autoimmune disease, who are currently on therapies such as high-dose corticosteroids and other drugs that suppress the immune system.

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CDC Endorses Boosters for Moderna and J&J Vaccines

Last night, the CDC endorsed the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices’ (ACIP) recommendation in favor of booster doses for the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson (J&J) vaccines. The Moderna vaccine has been endorsed for use as a booster vaccine (at least 6 months after the primary series) in the following populations:

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FDA Authorizes Use of J&J and Moderna Boosters, as well as Mix-and-Matching

Last night, the FDA issued a news release on the use of the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson (J&J) vaccines, including implementation of the mix-and-match method for boosters. The agency amended the emergency use authorization (EUA) for COVID-19 vaccines to allow for booster doses, adding that, “the use of a single booster dose of the Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine that may be administered at least 6 months after completion of the primary series” to individuals:

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