Watch live: CDC panel to vote on Moderna and J&J Covid booster shots

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A key Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advisory committee is meeting Thursday to discuss booster shots of Moderna and Johnson Johnson’s vaccine as well as whether people can mix and match the companies’ shots.

The meeting comes a day after the Food and Drug Administration authorized booster shots of both vaccines, another critical step in distributing extra doses. The FDA also cleared mix-and-match vaccine doses.

The authorization would open up booster doses to the more than 15 million people who have been inoculated with JJ’s shots and the more than 69 million people who have been fully immunized with Moderna’s vaccine.

If the committee issues a recommendation Thursday, and CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky signs off, additional shots for those vaccines could be distributed immediately to eligible people.

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