Two Booster Shots Approved For J&J Vaccinated Individuals

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The number of people expected to get vaccinated against Covid-19 in the coming days is set to increase after the Health Department announced these changes to the country's vaccine rollout program. 


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The number of people expected to be vaccinated against Covid-19 in the coming days is set to increase after the Health Department announced these changes to the country's vaccine rollout program. 

The Department of Health has announced that individuals who received a jab of the J&J Covid-19 will be eligible to receive two booster doses.

Previously, individuals who received a J&J Covid-19 vaccine were only eligible for one booster dose. The announcement of a second booster dose was confirmed over the weekend and has been in practice from Monday, 14 March 2022.

Here’s Is The New Booster Schedule For J&J Vaccinated Individuals 

First dose

Interval

Booster

Interval

Booster

Covid-19 Janssen (J&J)

Minimum of 60 days

Covid-19 Janssen (J&J)

OR

Comirnaty Vaccine (Pfizer) 

Minimum of 90 days 

Covid-19 Janssen (J&J)

OR 

Comirnaty Vaccine (J&J) 

 

In the lastest 24 hour cycle, 83 194 Covid-19 vaccines were administered in South Africa.

A total of 18 445 Johnson and Johnson (J&J) vaccines and 64 749 Pfizer vaccines were administered in the last 24 hours.

The majority of the vaccines were administered in Gauteng where 24 276 doses were administered. The total number of vaccines administered in South Africa is now more than 32.7 million doses.

The mixing of Covid-19 vaccines is permitted in South Africa. CLICK HERE FOR MORE DETAILS

 

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