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The Babble On Booster Shots

Vials and syringes of the Johnson and Johnson Janssen Covid-19 vaccine are displayed for a photograph at a Culver City Fire Department vaccination clinic in California.
Vials and syringes of the Johnson and Johnson Janssen Covid-19 vaccine are displayed for a photograph at a Culver City Fire Department vaccination clinic in California.

New data released by Johnson & Johnson shows that a booster shot two months after the first dose of the company’s COVID-19 vaccine increases protection against the disease by 20 percent.

This is good news, but some of us expected to be in a different spot with boosters by now—including President Joe Biden

Last month, Biden said the booster rollout for all adults would start this week.But the FDA has yet to make a final decision on boosters. In fact, an FDA expert panel has already voted against booster shots for the general population.

So who can get a booster shot? And what happens to those who want one, but aren’t eligible? We answer your booster questions.

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