Published On: Fri, Sep 24th, 2021

Moderna, J&J Vaccine Booster Recommendations Expected in the Coming Weeks: Surgeon General

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A federal recommendation for Moderna or Johnson & Johnson vaccine boosters is expected in the coming weeks, U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy said Friday. The message came at a press briefing by White House COVID-19 response team and public health officials, including Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director Rochelle Walensky, who announced that the third dose of the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine can now be officially administered to some American adults. “Now that the CDC and FDA recommendation applies to Pfizer vaccine recipients, I want to speak directly to those who received Moderna and J&J: Your health matters just as much as other vaccine recipients,” Murthy said. “That’s why the FDA is working closely with Moderna and J&J to get and process their data as quickly as possible, with the goal of making booster recommendations for Moderna and J&J recipients in the coming weeks.” “This is a high, high …

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