Dr. Anthony Fauci said Tuesday that data should show in the next few weeks whether it’s safe and effective for those who received a COVID-19 vaccine to get a different brand for their booster shot.
The White House chief medical adviser said findings on whether the Johnson & Johnson vaccine should be widely used as a booster for the Pfizer and Moderna shots will be ready within a “few days to a week.”
“Then the data looking at Pfizer as the [booster] to the [others] will be available somewhere in the first week or at the most, [second week] of October,” Fauci said at a White House COVID-19 press briefing.
Fauci said data is already available from a study that looked at using the Moderna vaccine as a booster with other immunizations. He didn’t provide the results.
Still, he stressed that widely mixing and matching vaccines will need the approval of federal regulators.
“As with all things