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Mixing and matching vaccines

It is very interesting to follow the developments in America with regard to booster shots and the vaccines.  It seems clear that what happens there will probably ultimately be adopted here as well and it gives us an idea of what we can expect in the future. 

That future appears to involve booster shots and particularly for those who had the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, like I did, it seems that what they are recommending is instead of having another shot of the same vaccine, you should have a different one.  They call this mix and match.  In that regard, the people who had the Johnson & Johnson vaccine and had a booster shot with Johnson & Johnson found that their immunity was boosted 4 times, but if, instead of having the Johnson & Johnson shot, they had a booster shot from Moderna, their immunity was boosted 76 times instead. 

From all of my reading, and it is very close between Moderna and Pfizer, it appears that Moderna’s vaccine is slightly more effective than that of Pfizer and they in turn are both quite a bit more effective than Johnson & Johnson.  I am going to try and have the booster shot with the Moderna vaccine as soon as that is allowed.

Posted by Michael de Broglio on Monday 25-Oct-21 Share on Facebook   Tweet It

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Sune  said:
on Wednesday 17-Nov-21 04:31 PM
I will most definitely take the booster shot if it means more protection against Covid.

Chante  said:
on Thursday 11-Nov-21 08:30 AM
My first and second vaccine jabs were Pfizer. I did not think that mixing and matching vaccines would be a good idea but reading this it seems safe to do so.

Daniella  said:
on Wednesday 10-Nov-21 02:21 PM
I really don't know how I feel about mixing and matching the vaccines I'm all good with needing to get a booster Jab but I would want to stick to Pfizer

fikile  said:
on Friday 05-Nov-21 02:43 PM
I think that we will be getting jabs every year and if it is going to help me keep my family safe I will take it

Melissa  said:
on Friday 05-Nov-21 09:17 AM
When is this nonsense going to stop, I mean what is next? How many boosters do we still have to get? I will get this booster but that is that...no more

Bronwyn  said:
on Thursday 04-Nov-21 08:49 AM
If this means my chances of getting covid again would be slim I will take the booster anytime.

Sinead  said:
on Tuesday 02-Nov-21 12:44 PM
How many boosters will we have to take in a year? This virus is always mutating... So with every strain, I assume a new booster needs to be taken?
I would never have thought that mixing will be good but if the experts say it's alright, then let's just believe them =/

Mary   said:
on Tuesday 02-Nov-21 09:58 AM
i think ill also take Pfizer booster shot , (mix masala...... LOL)from Johnson & Johnson vaccine to Pfizer booster shot

Ziyanda  said:
on Tuesday 02-Nov-21 09:42 AM
I will definitely get the booster just not sure which one I would get since I already got the pfizer.

Claudia B  said:
on Tuesday 02-Nov-21 07:51 AM
I will most definitely take the booster shot when it is available. Rather safe than sorry.

thembi  said:
on Friday 29-Oct-21 04:18 PM
I already taken all my shots am ready they can bring it on.

Danielle  said:
on Friday 29-Oct-21 04:16 PM
To keep my family and other people safe I don't mind taking the booster shot. I will rather try and prevent then being sorry in the end.

Patrick Sedutla  said:
on Friday 29-Oct-21 03:24 PM
Prevention is better than getting covid. I took Pfizer specifically because i saw that its benefits far outweigh J&J. I support booster shorts.

Shristi  said:
on Friday 29-Oct-21 09:52 AM
I don't mind taking the booster shot. If it means we one small step closer to leading a normal life again I am all for it!

Alexis  said:
on Friday 29-Oct-21 09:37 AM
Pharmaceutical companies must be enjoying the billions they are bringing in, and I get Clare's point as well. I rarely get sick, and if I do, I get over it. Besides for the chronic illness that hampers me, my immune system seems good enough. And if one day it is not and if it is my time, then so be it.

Brenda Strydom  said:
on Thursday 28-Oct-21 04:48 PM
I have already taken the Pfizer vaccine only my first shot, I don't mind taking the booster shots as long as it protects me and my family and the people around me

Helen  said:
on Thursday 28-Oct-21 09:08 AM
Very interesting read and research, but from my understanding for now, boosters are mostly given to specific groups of people. Extra shots are especially important for people who have weakened immune systems, such as those who have undergone a bone marrow transplant or who are older than 60. And only countries like the United States and Israel have decided to give an extra shot to some of those who are already fully vaccinated.

Franzelle Ekron  said:
on Wednesday 27-Oct-21 08:34 AM
I Do agree with Bianca, they can bring it on, I will take it once a week and to stay safe and I will do anything to protect my family

Ashleigh De Villiers  said:
on Tuesday 26-Oct-21 08:01 AM
With the different COVID variants it is really not surprising that there will be more research for this. I just hope our bodies can handle whatever boosters they throw our way. Question is does the flu shot fall away now?

I also agree with David's opinion.

Shalane  said:
on Monday 25-Oct-21 04:44 PM
I have already taken the Pfizer vaccine so I will stick to it as the symptoms were not bad. I don't mind taking the booster shots as long as it protects me and my family from the virus.

Victoria Dougans  said:
on Monday 25-Oct-21 11:47 AM
I am all for the booster vaccine, willing to have as many vaccines as need be.

Roxanne Rautenbach  said:
on Monday 25-Oct-21 11:35 AM
I will take as many vaccine as needed in order for my family to be safe and to lead an almost normal life

Megan  said:
on Monday 25-Oct-21 11:24 AM
Why are the booster shots not just incorporated with the flu vaccine shot, now we have to get two shots a year?

Melissa Van Tellingen  said:
on Monday 25-Oct-21 11:19 AM
It just doesn't make sense to me. I need to read up about it.

Bianca Taljaard  said:
on Monday 25-Oct-21 09:27 AM
They can bring it on, I will take it once a week if I had to to not to see the other side again.

Clare  said:
on Monday 25-Oct-21 09:03 AM
Oh wow, so this must mean we are going to have many many more injections so in other words our bodies will soon not be able to fight off any illness on its own, we will then become entirely dependent on more vaccinations. Now that I am done with my Pfizer shoots, I am not feeling great towards the others. Hope that if they come with more injections we will have more of a choice an not be forced.

Shona Lee Baggott  said:
on Monday 25-Oct-21 08:56 AM
it is an idea to mix and match vaccines so that they are more effective to get rid of this virus

Lauren  said:
on Monday 25-Oct-21 08:08 AM
This is interesting. Something worth looking into. I did hear on the news that we would require further shots.

Casandra  said:
on Monday 25-Oct-21 08:02 AM
The idea of getting my immunity boosted 76 times seems a lot a lot more promising than only 4 times.
I wouldn't mind giving this a shot at all.

david  said:
on Monday 25-Oct-21 07:19 AM
boosters every year.
not the shot, the injection to big pharma's profits...

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