The United States has announced the launch of a new program for Covi-19 booster shots. According to health officials in the country, if you’re one of the 14 million people who received one shot of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, then this article will answer some of your important questions.
U.S. health officials including the CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky and White House chief medical advisor Dr. Anthony Fauci, booster shots will be available within a month from the writing of this article. The health experts explained that vaccine-induced protection from the virus disappears within a period of getting the shot.
Therefore, getting boosting shots would help protect from the virus in the mid-term. Additionally, for people who received two doses of an mRNA vaccine from Pfizer or Moderna will be able to get a booster shot after eight months have passed from their last dose.
“With those data in hand, we will keep the public informed with a timely plan for J&J booster shots as well,” the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services said in a statement Wednesday.