From COVID booster shots to mixing and matching vaccines, what to know if you got Johnson & Johnson

From COVID booster shots to mixing and matching vaccines, what to know if you got Johnson & Johnson

1. You should feel reassured about the protection that you have. Dr. Michelle Prickett, who has worked in Northwestern’s COVID-19 intensive care unit throughout the pandemic, said the vaccines all work well. She said that for vaccinated people who are hospitalized, it is primarily vulnerable populations with less severe cases. Unvaccinated people are still coming in with very progressive respiratory failure and the COVID-19 pneumonia that was so dangerous last year and continues to be. She has not noticed one vaccine or another sticking out more among hospitalized patients. “The main point I would stress is people that are vaccinated do much better than people that are unvaccinated,” she said. Dial Hewlett, head of the division of disease control at the Westchester County Department of Health and a fellow at …
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