FDA Authorizes COVID-19 Moderna and Janssen Boosters and Heterologous Boosting

The FDA just released a statement this afternoon announcing the extension of the EUA for COVID-19 boosting with Moderna and Janssen vaccine. The FDA also authorized heterologous boosting (mix and match).

COVID-19 Boosters for The Immunocompromised: University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics

Information from The University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics on COVID-19 vaccine boosters for the immunocompromised is here.

Update on Advisory Committee On Immunization Practices Meeting July 22, 2021

Presentation slides for the ACIP meeting today are available here. Updates to clinical communication indicate that, while patients with a history of Guillain-Barre Syndrome (GBS) are eligible for any of the authorized vaccines, they should discuss with their clinical teams the availability of mRNA vaccines given the association of GBS with the J&J vaccine.

For the summary of the issues regarding giving booster vaccine doses to immunocompromised patients, see data from slide 15 onwards.

Advisory Committee On Immunization Practices Meeting July 22, 2021

The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) will meet with the CDC July 22, 2021 to discuss COVID-19 vaccine boosters for immunocompromised individuals and the association of the J&J vaccine with Guillain-Barre Syndrome. See the draft agenda here.

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