j&j: FDA panel endorses booster shot for J&J Covid-19 vaccine – Times of India

WASHINGTON: A panel of US well being advisers endorsed booster doses of Johnson & Johnson’s single-shot COVID-19 vaccine Friday, saying they need to be provided not less than two months after immunization.
J&J has requested the Food and Drug Administration for flexibility with its booster, arguing the additional dose provides necessary safety as early as two months after preliminary vaccination – however that it would work higher if folks wait till six months later.
The FDA’s advisory panel voted unanimously {that a} booster ought to be provided with out setting a agency time. The advisers cited rising fear that recipients of J&J’s vaccination appear to be much less protected than individuals who received two-dose Pfizer or Moderna choices — and that the majority received that single dose many months in the past.
The FDA isn’t certain by the vote however its final determination may assist develop the nation’s booster marketing campaign.
The authorities says all three U.S. vaccines proceed to supply sturdy safety towards hospitalization and demise from COVID-19, and that the precedence is getting first photographs to the unvaccinated. But there’s a rising push to shore up safety towards “breakthrough” infections and the additional-contagious delta variant of the coronavirus.
Booster doses of Pfizer’s vaccine started final month for folks at excessive threat of COVID-19, and the FDA advisory panel has beneficial the identical method for Moderna recipients.

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