Americans wonder: Which COVID-19 booster is best?

CHICAGO, Oct 22 (Reuters) – Americans this week were handed a big decision when it comes to getting a COVID-19 vaccine booster. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Thursday said individuals who qualify could choose a different vaccine from the one they received for their initial inoculation.

For Americans asking how to choose, the following is what some experts advise:


The CDC now recommends that everyone 18 and older who got the Johnson & Johnson (JNJ.N) vaccine at least two months earlier should receive any one of the authorized COVID-19 boosters.

Those who got either of the messenger RNA (mRNA) vaccines from Pfizer (PFE.N)/BioNTech or Moderna (MRNA.O) who are 65 or older are eligible for a booster. So are those ages 18-64 who are at risk because of where they work or live or because of health issues that put them at risk of serious illness, such as diabetes.

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Source: Reuters