Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, told CNN’s John Berman that while it makes sense to get a booster shot that is the same as the original vaccine series, it’s also OK to mix and match.
“It’s generally recommended that you get the booster that is the original regimen that you got in the first place,” Fauci said when asked which booster people should get when they’re eligible. “But, for one reason or other, and they may be different circumstances for people, availability or just different personal choices, you can, as we say, mix and match,” he said on CNN's New Day Friday.
Some background: US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky endorsed recommendations for booster doses for Moderna’s and Johnson & Johnson’s coronavirus vaccines Thursday evening, which cleared the way for millions more Americans to get booster shots. Some adults were already eligible to get booster shots of Pfizer’s Covid-19 vaccine.