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SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- It's not authorized or recommended by the CDC, but on Thursday Zuckerberg San Francisco General started giving supplemental Pfizer or Moderna shots to people who received the single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine.
This came three days after ABC7 broke the news that the hospital, along with San Francisco's Department of Public Health, would offer a mRNA shot to those who got the single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine. The hospital's chief of emergency medicine later defended the decision, after the White House, CDC, and FDA all responded to the news by saying boosters and extra doses are not part of the emergency use authorization (EUA).
Kate Larsen: "Did anyone at the hospital counsel you that this extra shot is not part of the emergency use authorization and not officially recommended?"
Juan Carlos Guerrero: "No, nobody said that. They simply asked why we were there and which one we wanted, Pfizer or Moderna."
"They said they had already given a thousand shots this morning and that they were prioritizing SF General patients and I'm a UCSF patient, so wasn't able to get the shot," explained San Francisco resident, Magali Arons.
WHO says people should not be mixing COVID-19 vaccines on their own“It’s a little bit of a dangerous trend here,” said the World Health Organization’s (WHO) chief scientist Soumya Swaminathan in an online briefing talking about mixing COVID-19 Reuters reported.
“It will be a chaotic situation in countries if citizens start deciding when and who will be taking a second, a third and a fourth dose,”
originally posted by: marg6043
I though the boosters were only for those with the elderly and those that their immune system did not respond to the first two shots due to compromised system, no for healthy people that already got the first two shots.
As a side note, is it any surprise that it's the hospital named after Mark Zuckerberg that took it upon themselves to illegally administer additional doses of an EUA vaccine? Hmmm...
originally posted by: dug88
a reply to: SlapMonkey
That's #in' unreal. You don't just give vaccines out like candy whatever kind they are. What in the hell is going on with people's critical thinking skills?