United States Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy hinted on Sunday that Americans who received the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine are likely to need a booster shot. However, the government is waiting to issue a recommendation until it has more information.
Part of that information includes whether the Johnson & Johnson vaccine can be mixed with a second dose of a different vaccine.
Earlier this week it was stated that more data on the possible Johnson & Johnson booster shots is expected in the coming weeks.
Nearly 14 million Americans are fully vaccinated against COVID with the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. There are 91.7 million Americans vaccinated with the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine and 64.7 million with Moderna.
Last week it was announced those who received the Pfizer and Moderna injections should get a booster eight months after vaccination.
The World Health Organization has expressed criticism of such booster shots due to “vaccine inequity” and the possibility of dangerous variants of the virus emerging as result.