MEDFORD, Ore. -- The FDA is in talks about allowing Americans to get a different booster shot than their initial vaccine, if they choose to. Even with an FDA recommendation, nothing can be done without CDC approval.
According to the Associated Press, the FDA announcement is likely to accompany authorization of boosters for the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines. The Pfizer vaccine was authorized for booster shots among many Americans last month. The FDA may say that sticking with the same vaccine is still preferrable.
The CDC will meet Wednesday, which will hopefully provide either some clarity, or news of approval.
To look at this from the local level, Newswatch 12 reporter Hailey Gravitt asked Jackson County health officer Dr. Jim Shames what he thinks will come of mixing booster shots here in Southern Oregon.