J&J Seeks FDA Approval for Booster Shots

Claims second shot increases protection 13 percentage points.

On Tuesday, Johnson & Johnson requested the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to approve additional use of its COVID-19 vaccine for booster shots. The authorization would be for adults who are 18 years or older who previously received the company’s one-shot vaccine. The FDA recently approved the use of Pfizer’s vaccine for booster shots for those at-risk of the virus.

Recent data from J&J has shown that its vaccine is effective against COVID-19 for at least five months after vaccination, and with an 81% effectiveness against being hospitalized if contracting the disease. Company data also showed that receiving a booster shot either two or six months after the first dose increased protection to 94%.

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Sources: AP, Reuters


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