Dr. Anthony Fauci says that the United States health agency may consider mixing two different COVID-19 booster shots. If someone initially receives the first dose as a Johnson & Johnson vaccine should get an mRNA shot as a second dose.
Anthony Fauci further added that if people get vaccinated with a mixed booster shot then the level of antibodies which will present in them might be much higher than if they get a first and second dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. He said that promoting the Johnson & Johnson first dose with a second dose is built on clinical trial data. So in a similar way, FDA is going to look at all the collected information, comparison and based on the detailed analysis they will take a call on whether to allow the mixed booster shots.
Mixed booster shots were a big talk among the government experts and scientists, but still yet not confirmed when they will officially authorize it. The approval is subject to the safety of the people, supply, and apprehensions about bewildering public messaging.
Last week, Food and Drug Administration agency has given a green signal to a second dose of the Johnson & Johnson booster shot for people 18 and older. They even also endorsed Moderna Inc.’s third dose of booster shot.
Johnson & Johnson vaccine uses mRNA technology for people who are at high risk of getting infected with the coronavirus. The Pfizer Inc.-BioNTech SE vaccines are also based on the same mRNA technology and their booster shots have been cleared by the FDA panel earlier in September. Approximately 10 million third doses of Pfizer and BioNTech booster shots have been given in the U.S.