Many of our patients are asking us about COVID vaccine boosters. Here’s what we know so far:
𝗢𝗻𝗹𝘆 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗣𝗳𝗶𝘇𝗲𝗿 𝘃𝗮𝗰𝗰𝗶𝗻𝗲 𝗶𝘀 𝗯𝗲𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗰𝗼𝗻𝘀𝗶𝗱𝗲𝗿𝗲𝗱 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝗮𝗽𝗽𝗿𝗼𝘃𝗮𝗹 𝗮𝘀 𝗮 𝗯𝗼𝗼𝘀𝘁𝗲𝗿 𝗮𝘁 𝘁𝗵𝗶𝘀 𝘁𝗶𝗺𝗲. 𝗣𝗲𝗼𝗽𝗹𝗲 𝘄𝗵𝗼 𝗿𝗲𝗰𝗲𝗶𝘃𝗲𝗱 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗠𝗼𝗱𝗲𝗿𝗻𝗮 𝘃𝗮𝗰𝗰𝗶𝗻𝗲 𝘀𝗵𝗼𝘂𝗹𝗱 𝗻𝗼𝘁 𝗴𝗲𝘁 𝗮 𝗣𝗳𝗶𝘇𝗲𝗿 𝗯𝗼𝗼𝘀𝘁𝗲𝗿.
Moderna submitted their data to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for review just this week. It will take several more weeks before there is an approval. There is currently no recommendation or approval related to boosters for the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.
While the FDA has approved boosters for certain people, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has not approved the booster yet. We anticipate that there could be a decision as soon as tomorrow, September 24. The CDC could go with the FDA recommendations or make boosters available to certain groups of people or they could make them available to everyone.
After the CDC approves the booster, the matter will move to the California Department of Public Health (CDPH). 𝗪𝗲 𝗵𝗮𝘃𝗲 𝘁𝗼 𝘄𝗮𝗶𝘁 𝘂𝗻𝘁𝗶𝗹 𝗖𝗗𝗣𝗛 𝗺𝗮𝗸𝗲𝘀 𝘁𝗵𝗲𝗶𝗿 𝗿𝗲𝗰𝗼𝗺𝗺𝗲𝗻𝗱𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗯𝗲𝗳𝗼𝗿𝗲 𝘄𝗲 𝗰𝗮𝗻 𝘀𝘁𝗮𝗿𝘁 𝘁𝗼 𝗴𝗶𝘃𝗲 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗯𝗼𝗼𝘀𝘁𝗲𝗿𝘀. Once CDPH approves the vaccine, we will advertise its availability on Facebook, on the radio, and on our website.
So stay tuned! We’ll let you know as soon as we have any news.