Johnson and Johnson booster shot raises antibodies, according to study
Johnson & Johnson has announced new data on it's COVID-19 vaccine
LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – Johnson & Johnson now say getting a booster dose of its vaccine 6 months after first vaccination could increase antibodies nine-fold.
The results of the study were posted in a news release (below), but the full study hasn’t been published.
14 million people have gotten the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. This new information could help the government and health officials make recommendations about the vaccine.
Boosting after six months, “appears to be safe, and boosts immune responses substantially,” said Dr. Dan Barouch, Ph.D., director of the Center for Virology and Vaccine Research at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.
Last week, the Biden administration’s announced booster doses are likely to be needed 8 months after the last Pfizer or Moderna dose, but the announcement did not include a specific recommendation for those who received Johnson & Johnson.
At the time, CDC director Rochelle Walensky said data on Johnson & Johnson could be expected “in the next few weeks” and that “with those data in hand, we will keep the public informed with a timely plan for J&J booster shots as well.”V