Suara.com – While many Covid-19 vaccine manufacturers recommend booster doses, Johnson & Johnson (J&J) vaccines also don’t want to miss recommending a second booster dose.
However, this discourse has not received the support of the United States BPOM, namely the FDA, which said the results of clinical trials were not strong enough to give booster doses of the J&J vaccine.
The FDA is currently investigating whether a booster dose or a second dose of the J&J vaccine can be given six months after the first dose.
As is known, in contrast to other vaccines that require two doses for a complete Covid-19 vaccination, the J&J vaccine only takes one dose to be declared a complete vaccination.
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The proposal for a booster dose was submitted after J&J submitted the results of a study involving 17 volunteers who received a second dose after six months.
This small number of volunteers is the reason the FDA has not approved a booster dose of the J&J vaccine because of the small sample, and influenced by the results of the low sensitivity of the laboratory tests used by the J&J vaccine.
“Boost doses are recommended at 6 months or more, based on the immune response strength,” explained the J&J company, citing Insider, Thursday (14/10/2021).
Instead of 6 months, there is strong evidence that a second dose of J&J vaccine is given after two months of the first injection. This evidence involved more than 16,000 volunteers.
But unfortunately, these studies have not been independently reviewed and verified by FDA scientists.
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