The White House announced Friday that Dr. Anthony Fauci, medical advisor to President Joe Biden, said he expects Americans who received the one-dose J&J vaccine against COVID-19 also will be recommended for a booster shot.
Federal health officials have said it’s likely that those who received the Johnson & Johnson (J&J) vaccine will need a booster as well. They are still analyzing the data on that vaccine. More guidance for Johnson & Johnson recipients is expected in the coming weeks.
Q: Do I need a booster shot if I received the Johnson and Johnson vaccine?— The White House (@WhiteHouse) August 20, 2021
A: It is likely that those who received the J&J vaccine will also be recommended for a booster. We expect more data in the next few weeks and will keep the public informed.
WDIV’s Dr. Frank McGeorge reported earlier this week that J&J data collection is behind.
“There are two reasons that the research on the Johnson & Johnson shot has lagged behind that of the mRNA vaccines. The Johnson & Johnson vaccine was not authorized in the U.S. until March. The data collection is a couple months behind that of Pfizer and Moderna,” McGeorge reported.
Right now, the plan announced Wednesday is for people who got the Pfizer and Moderna shots to get a booster eight months after getting their second shot of the vaccine.