by: Dr Mary Gillis, D.Ed.
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INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – Countries around the world, including Israel, Germany and Canada, have been mixing vaccines for months. The results of several studies show an immunity almost equivalent to an infection and, in some cases, a stronger response.
WISH-TV medical expert and former U.S. surgeon general Dr Jerome Adams provided News 8 with an update on the CDC’s position.
“We know that people who are immunocompromised have been advised for a third injection, whether you have J&J, Moderna or Pfizer.” he said. “The CDC says if you’re in that immunocompromised category, then you can get a booster with any of the mRNA vaccines. It’s a smaller number of people.
Outside of that group, Adams says only Pfizer beneficiaries are eligible for the boosters. It frustrates him as much as it frustrates those who have received Moderna or Johnson and Johnson.
Currently, the CDC remains firm on its position. The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices is bound by FDA clearances. However, the agency says it will keep the public informed as more data on the safety and effectiveness of the vaccine mixture becomes available.