The Food and Drug Administration approved booster doses for COVID-19 vaccines from both Moderna and Johnson & Johnson, while also noting that the boosters can be given interchangeably with any of the other vaccines. There are still conditions regarding who is eligible to receive a booster, however. Patients who got two doses of the Moderna vaccine are eligible for a third dose of any COVID-19 vaccine at least 6 months after they received their second dose provided that they’re 65 years of age or older; 18 to 64 years of age and at high risk for severe COVID-19 due to an underlying health condition; or 18 to 64 years of age and at high risk for exposure because they live in a group setting (eg, prison or a care home) or work in a high-risk occupation (including healthcare). Those who received the J&J vaccine are eligible for a second dose of any COVID-19 vaccine if they are over the age of 18 and at least 2 months past their vaccination. More recommendations are expected soon.
It’s Official: Moderna and J&J COVID-19 Vaccine Boosters Are a Go—and You Can Mix-and-Match