J&J recipients should 'feel good' about booster recommendation: Fauci

Dr. Anthony Fauci appeared on ABC's 'This Week' Sunday.

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Dr. Fauci tells MarthaRaddatz that FDA advisers are still on track to make a recommendation about COVID-19 vaccinations for 5 to 11-year-olds by early November.

Dr. Anthony Fauci appeared on ABC's 'This Week' Sunday.

Martha Raddatz interviews Dr. Anthony Fauci on “This Week.”Bloomberg via Getty Images, FILERecipients of the single-dose Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine should not be concerned about the shot's lower efficacy now that boosters have been recommended, White House chief medical adviser Dr. Anthony Fauci told ABC “This Week” co-anchor Martha Raddatz.

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"I think that they should feel good about it because what the advisers to the FDA felt is that given the data that they saw, very likely this should have been a two-dose vaccine to begin with," he said Sunday.The FDA vaccine advisory panel unanimously recommended booster shots for the Johnson & Johnson vaccine Friday. The panel recommended all J&J recipients 18 years and older to get an additional jab as early as two months after the first dose -- key differences from their recommendations for the Moderna and Pfizer boosters which were only for Americans 65 and older or in higher risk groups.

MORE: Independent FDA panel votes to authorize booster shots for Johnson & Johnson vaccineThe decision came days after early data released from a National Institutes of Health study found that boosting with a different shot than one's original vaccine appears to be safe and effective. The data, which is not yet peer reviewed, also found that for J&J recipients, antibody levels were higher if they received a Moderna or Pfizer booster rather than a J&J booster. headtopics.com

Raddatz pressed Fauci on whether mixing and matching vaccine boosters for J&J recipients would be a better idea.“But, Dr. Fauci, the panel was also looking at new data that suggest J&J recipients may be better off getting a booster shot from the more effective Pfizer or Moderna vaccine. Is that a better solution?" Raddatz asked.

“That is true, the data you refer to, that if you boost people who have originally received J&J with either Moderna or Pfizer, the level of antibodies that you induce in them is much higher than if you boost them with the original J&J,” Fauci said.

MORE:US regulators weigh whether people can mix COVID booster shotsHe went on, “However, you’re talking about laboratory data, which very often are reflective of what you would see clinically. But the data of boosting the J&J first dose with a J&J second dose is based on clinical data. So what’s going to happen is that the FDA is going to look at all those data, look at the comparison and make a determination of what they will authorize.”

Fauci added that the FDA and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will give people the flexibility to mix and match vaccine boosters based on their individual health situations.Now that the FDA has recommended J&J boosters for a wider group of Americans, the question turns to when Moderna and Pfizer boosters will be expanded to the general public. headtopics.com

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Fauci said that will depend on the data being collected by the CDC and the findings coming in from Israel, which is about a month ahead of the U.S. in its vaccine rollout.As for vaccines for children ages 5-11, Fauci said the FDA is on track to approve the Pfizer vaccine in early November.

With kids eager to go trick-or-treating and the holidays right around the corner, Raddatz also asked Fauci about his guidance for celebrating the upcoming holidays. Read more: ABC News »

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ThisWeekABC Wrong! ThisWeekABC My lord if I had to take this crook advice ThisWeekABC No one will be able to go anywhere with all the shortages and price off goods should slow down the spreading of covid at this rate ThisWeekABC Lmao ThisWeekABC I wonder how much j&j stock he owns ThisWeekABC So, so much deadly stupidity in these replies.

MarthaRaddatz Dr. Falsey ThisWeekABC Dr. Fauci says? hah. He's worse than a used car salesman. MarthaRaddatz remember you all get vaccinated and wear a mask when needed and be a part of the solution and not the problem ThisWeekABC Booster was not a part of the original plan, so what happened? Please don’t blame the delta. And If kids have good immune system, why fu*k with it if not monitory?

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Fauci: J&J vaccine 'should have been a two-dose vaccine'Fauci said FDA panel's recommendation shows J&J vaccine 'should have been a two-dose vaccine to begin with' 7 terms served ☝🏼 Fauci说,FDA小组的建议显示强生疫苗“从一开始就应该是两剂疫苗” Thanks for telling people now. But shouldn't there have been a more objective presentation earlier of Janssen's efficacy of 66.1% instead of promoting its higher US only efficacy, as Fauci did, or its higher efficacies against severe disease or hospitalization, as Fauci also did.

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