Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00 0:00
Available On Air Stations

The FDA endorses Johnson and Johnson's COVID-19 booster

The Food and Drug Administration has unanimously endorsed Johnson and Johnson’s COVIDvaccine booster shot for everyone 18 and older. These boosters are recommended to all Americans who received the first dose at least two months ago.

Johnson and Johnson say their booster shot increases protection from moderate cases of the virus to 94% in the United States, and they say the booster gives 100% protection against severe cases.

The FDA has already approved boosters for the Pfizer vaccine. Pfizer boosters are currently being administered. Moderna’s vaccine has also been endorsed for at-risk adults and seniors.

Emma Feuz is a senior at Utah State University majoring in broadcast journalism with minors in sociology and political science. She grew up in Evanston, Wyoming where, just like Utah State, the sagebrush also grows. Emma found her love of writing at an early age and slowly discovered her interest in all things audio and visual throughout her years in school. She is excited to put those passions to use at UPR. When school isn't taking up her time, Emma loves longboarding, cheering on the Denver Broncos, and cleaning the sink at Angies.