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A growing number of’multi-vaxxers’ are getting unauthorized booster shots. Most are mixing and matching.

The FDA hasn't yet authorized booster shots, but a growing number of people are getting them anyway. Insider spoke with three people who received booster shots in the US, and one in Israel. All four "multi-vaxxers" said they wanted more protection against the Delta variant. See more stories on Insider's business page. LoadingSomething is loading. Katie Bent and her three room...
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A San Francisco hospital is offering a dose of Pfizer’s or Moderna’s vaccine to people who got J&J

A San Francisco hospital is letting people who got Johnson & Johnson's vaccine get a dose of Pfizer's or Moderna's. J&J's shot may be the least effective against the Delta variant. But US regulators haven't recommended extra shots or boosters for any Americans yet. LoadingSomething is loading. It's not a booster shot, the Zuckerberg San Francis...
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Dr. Fauci says a third booster shot for COVID-19’might likely happen’ for people who are immunocompromised

On CNN Sunday morning, Dr. Anthony Fauci said a COVID-19 vaccine booster shot "might likely happen." Emerging data from Israel indicates that the two-shot Pfizer vaccine could be less effective against the Delta variant. As Delta causes a surge in cases, Fauci said the coronavirus outbreak is now "a pandemic among the unvaccinated." LoadingSomething is loading. ...
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Early findings indicate that mixing and matching coronavirus vaccines might improve your protection

The evidence in favor of a mix-and-match approach to coronavirus shots is growing.Early data from a UK study, though not yet been peer reviewed, indicates that mixing the Pfizer and AstraZeneca vaccines yields a greater immune response than two doses of AstraZeneca's shot. The researchers measured antibody levels among 830 volunteers who received either two doses of the same vaccine or a combination of Pfizer and AstraZeneca, four weeks apart.Volunteers who got AstraZeneca's shot followed by Pfizer's showed nearly the same antibody levels — and an even higher number of T-cells — as those who'd received two doses of Pfizer. By contrast, volunteers who got Pfizer's shot first and AstraZeneca's second had slightly lower antibody...