U.S. FDA clears Moderna, J&J COVID-19 boosters, backs use of different vaccine for boost

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By Ankur Banerjee and Michael Erman (Reuters) -The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday authorized booster doses of the COVID-19 vaccines from Moderna Inc and Johnson & Johnson, and said Americans can choose a different shot than their original inoculation as a booster. “The availability of these authorized boosters is important for continued protection against COVID-19 disease,” Acting FDA Commissioner Janet Woodcock said in a statement. She noted that data suggests vaccine effectiveness may wane over time in some fully vaccinated populations. The decision paves the way for millions…

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