The National Immunisation Advisory Committee (NIAC) has recommended that People who received the Johnson and Johnson Covid-19 vaccine should receive a booster vaccine three months after vaccination.
Boosters for anyone who received the Pfizer, Moderna or AstraZeneca vaccine are to be delivered following a minimum interval of five months.
A total of 236,313 people received the J&J vaccine in Ireland, with many 18-34 year olds among that group.
However, only people under the age of 50 with an underlying condition have been approved for a booster vaccine.
“Recipients of Covid-19 vaccine Janssen as their primary vaccine should receive an mRNA booster dose after an interval of three months,” NIAC’s advice states.
Regardless of the previous vaccine someone receives, people will be given either Pfizer or Moderna for a booster vaccine.
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