Johnson & Johnson Asks FDA To Approve Booster Shot

Johnson & Johnson has officially asked the Food and Drug Administration to approve its COVID-19 booster shot.

The company hasn’t asked for a specific time interval to administer the booster.

Instead, they submitted data sets that showed immunity against the virus went up to 94% when a second shot of their vaccine was administered two months after the first dose.

Johnson & Johnson says even without a booster, their vaccine’s protection remains stable over time.

That’s in contrast with Pfizer, which says their vaccine efficacy wanes over time.

The FDA has already approved a booster shot from Pfizer, but only for people 65 and older or those at high risk.

The FDA says it will consider boosters from Johnson & Johnson as well as Moderna at the end of next week.

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