CDC Advisors Unanimously Back Mixing Covid-19 Vaccine Boosters

CDC Advisors Unanimously Back Mixing Covid-19 Vaccine Boosters
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The Center for Disease Control’s vaccines advisory committee voted unanimously on Thursday in support of recommending a booster dose of a Covid-19 vaccine six months after receiving a Moderna or Pfizer vaccine, or two months after a Johnson & Johnson vaccine. The language on which the committee members voted would allow patients to mix boosters, receiving a different vaccine as a booster than they received for their primary dose. Despite their unanimous vote, many committee members expressed discomfort with the broad authorization of booster doses, and some argued that younger people without underlying health conditions who initially received Moderna’s (ticker: MRNA) vaccine should not be boosted.

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