San Francisco health officials, along with a major hospital, are “accommodating special requests” for a dose of Pfizer or Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine in people who received J&J’s one-shot jab, officials confirmed to Fox News.
“[The San Francisco Department of Public Health] SFDPH, including Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital, is currently accommodating special requests from individuals who have received the Janssen (Johnson & Johnson; J&J) viral vector COVID-19 vaccine and in many cases have consulted with their doctor and wish to receive a supplemental dose with an mRNA vaccine (Pfizer or Moderna),” reads an email statement shared with Fox News.
“(SFDPH) continues to align with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidance and does not recommend a booster shot at this time. We will continue to review any new data and adjust our guidance, if necessary,” the statement reads.
The health department said the move didn’t represent a change in policy. Last week, news surfaced that some 55 staff members out of over 7,000 staffers at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital tested COVID-19 positive, as of August 2, and none of the infected staff have required hospitalization, a hospital spokesperson confirmed to Fox News. ABC7 reported that up to 80% of those infected were fully vaccinated.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) didn’t immediately respond to Fox News’ requests for comment.
In a statement provided to Fox News, J&J noted, in part, the “durability of immune response of a single dose of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine has been measured up to 239 days to date and remains robust.” – READ MORE