Americans can choose a COVID-19 booster vaccine that is different from their original inoculation, but the recommendation is to stick with the vaccine they received first if it is available, said White House Chief Medical Adviser Anthony Fauci.
“In general, it is recommended that you get the booster that has the original regimen you received in the first place.“Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said in an interview with CNN.
“However, for one reason or another, and there may be different circumstances with people, availability or just different personal options, they can, as we say, mix and match.“, he pointed Fauci.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommended booster vaccines against COVID-19 for those inoculated with Moderna Inc and Janssen from Johnson & Johnson (J&J) on Thursday, indicating that Americans may choose a different vaccine than their original inoculation as a booster.
Fauci’s comments contrast with the recommendations made this week by the CDC and the Food and Drug Administration, which advocated booster dose inoculation, although they did not specify which combinations would be best.
The recommendations also opened the door for recipients of the single injection vaccine of NOT A WORD received the dose of Pfizer or Modern, which have been shown to provide greater protection in a variety of studies.
“Now you can mix and match one with the other, but in general it makes sense to stick to the original regimen”Fauci indicated.
The United States Surgeon General, Vivek Murthy, echoed the suggestion in an interview with CNBC: “If you received Pfizer-Moderna and your main series went well, I think it’s quite reasonable to stick with what you originally got”He noted in an interview with CNBC.
Studies have shown that reinforcements of Pfizer, Modern and NOT A WORD they improve protection against the virus, he noted. “The bottom line is: we now have good options, we have flexibility in terms of which vaccine to receive.”He added.