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FDA will allow fully vaccinated Americans to mix and match COVID-19 vaccine booster shots

BREAKING NEWS: FDA will allow fully vaccinated Americans to get COVID-19 booster shots that are different than the vaccine they initially received

  • The FDA will allow Americans to receive a COVID-19 booster shot that is different than the vaccine they received
  • Officials are expected to approve extra doses for the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson shot this week


The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will allow fully vaccinated Americans to ‘mix and match’ COVID-19 vaccines and booster shots.

The federal health agency is expected to approved extra doses for the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson immunizations this week.

But officials will also authorize people to receive a booster made by a company that is different than the one that made the vaccine they initially received, according to The New York Times.

It comes after researchers from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) presented data at an FDA advisory committee meeting on Friday showing people who got Johnson & Johnson’s Covid vaccine had higher antibody levels if they get a Pfizer or Moderna booster shot. 

The FDA will allow Americans to receive a COVID-19 booster shot that is different than the vaccine they received. Pictured: Dr Richard Schwartz receives a Pfizer Covid vaccine booster at Teaching Center LIJ Medical Center in New York, October 6

This is a breaking news story and will be updated.  

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