The government of the United States of America is planning to administer a vaccine booster shot. This is for the people who have already taken the vaccine shots manufactured by Pfizer and Moderna.
But the question arises here whether it is necessary for the people who took the single shot Johnson & Johnson vaccine to also consider the vaccine booster. This vaccine booster is being given to the people for boosting the immunity against the coronavirus.
Is Booster Dose Necessary For People Who Took Vaccine Shots?
Every day we are hearing the news that new variants of coronavirus are arising in different corners of the world. This is due to rapid mutations of coronavirus. So, to prevent further new infections, the government of the United States of America has decided to administer vaccine booster shots to the already vaccinated population.
As the variants have the capability of infecting the fully vaccinated people, it is important to keep their immunity as strong as possible. Yes, the gravity of the infection is definitely low but that does not mean precautions should not be taken.
It has been decided by the CDC that people who have been administered the vaccine manufactured by Moderna and Pfizer should take the vaccine booster shots as well. But it is still not clear that people who have been administered the vaccine manufactured by Johnson & Johnson should take the vaccine booster shot or not.
All we can say at the moment is that the scientists and researchers are trying to collect the data by conducting different surveys. The vaccines manufactured by Moderna and Pfizer were administered via two shots and now as they are being administered the vaccine boosters, the effectiveness of the vaccine by Johnson & Johnson is being tested.
The vaccine shots that have been administered to people so far are doing their job. They are preventing people from falling severely ill and as a result they are decreasing the number of hospitalisations. One of the Doctors who has seen the pandemic unfold closely has said that there are no signs as such that the vaccine manufactured by Johnson is failing at the primary task which is providing immunity against the coronavirus.
So, as there is no evidence that the vaccine is failing, maybe people who have taken the single shot vaccine do not require boosters. Dr. Amesh who has given this statement is a specialist in dealing with infectious diseases at the institute of John Hopkins Bloomberg.
The people who have taken the vaccine shots have taken the necessary precautions and the government has taken enough actions to protect the fully vaccinated community. The administration of vaccine boosters to the fully vaccinated individuals is also a step towards it. These vaccine boosters can only be administered to the people who have taken both the shots of the vaccine. The time limit that has been set on this vaccine booster is eight months after an individual has been fully vaccinated.
This decision by the US Government comes after the more contagious delta virus is being detected all around the world, with thousands of infections in the United States itself. Another General Surgeon, Dr. Murthy has suggested that the boosters will likely be needed by the people who have been administered by the vaccine manufactured by Johnson and Johnson. But opinion is divided on the matter.
Many believe that the process of manufacture for the Johnson vaccine was different from that of Pfizer and Moderna. The Johnson vaccine came out in the public domain months later and it may provide immunity against the virus a little better.
All we can do is wait for other authorities to opine on the same and take the vaccine booster shots for better precaution from the coronavirus.