Wisconsin to offer Moderna and Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine boosters

MADISON (WKBT) — The Wisconsin Department of Health Services said Friday that it supports the Centers for Disease Control’s recommendation to offer the booster shot of Moderna and Johnson and Johnson COVID-19 vaccines.

“With three COVID-19 booster dose options now available, our national medical experts have given us additional tools to help stop the spread of the highly transmissible Delta variant and slow the spread of COVID-19 in communities throughout Wisconsin,” said DHS Secretary designee Karen Timberlake. “We ask that eligible Wisconsinites be patient as it may take time for everyone who needs a booster dose to get one.”

The shots will be available for certain populations who have increased risk of exposure to or transmission of COVID-19 at least six months after receiving their second dose of the Moderna vaccine or two months after their single dose of the J&J vaccine.

DHS continues to await publication of the CDC clinical guidance for Moderna and J&J booster doses. Once those are published, vaccinators in Wisconsin will be able to begin providing booster doses and ensure they are following the safest protocols.

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