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CDC gives green light to Moderna, J&J boosters plus mix-and-match strategy

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The director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Thursday formally endorsed the use of Covid-19 booster shots from Moderna and Johnson & Johnson for some adults, clearing the way for millions of Americans to receive additional doses.

“These recommendations are another example of our fundamental commitment to protect as many people as possible from COVID-19," CDC Director Rochelle Walensky said in a statement. "The evidence shows that all three COVID-19 vaccines authorized in the United States are safe — as demonstrated by the over 400 million vaccine doses already given. And, they are all highly effective in reducing the risk of severe disease, hospitalization, and death, even in the midst of the widely circulating Delta variant.”

Walensky's action came hours after the agency's independent vaccine advisory panel unanimously backed the Food and Drug Administration's decision this week to authorize a Moderna booster for people 65 and older and for all........

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