WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. health regulators have signed off on extending COVID-19 boosters to Americans who got the Moderna or Johnson & Johnson vaccine. The officials also say anyone eligible for a booster can get a brand that is different from the one they got initially. The decisions by the Food and Drug Administration mark a big step toward expanding the nation’s booster-shot campaign, which began by allowing extra doses of the Pfizer vaccine last month. The latest moves could expand by tens of millions the number of Americans eligible for boosters. The mixing and matching arrangement makes it easier to get a second dose, especially for those who had side effects from their first shots.
Photo: FILE – This May 13, 2021, file photo shows syringes filled with the Johnson & Johnson vaccine at a mobile vaccination site in Miami. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, File)