- Jun 13, 2000
Good point, but do we have data pertaining to people switching from J&J to the other two vaccines yet? (clinical or real world) I would expect that even now, the J&J shot would be effective at reducing your risk of death, but maybe not offering as much protection if you were exposed to increased viral load.I don't think 2 additional doses of another vaccine are really warranted. One additional dose should suffice, based on the available data.
Furthermore, the one shot vaccine was still pretty effective on its own in clinical trials and from real-world data. Maybe not as much if you want to play the dubious head-to-head comparison game and compare real-world data from different countries (which is quite confusing given different definitions used). The key metric for all vaccines and what they were tested for is keeping people alive and out of hospitals, which they all do quite well.
The data my wife presented is showing that Moderna and Pfizer vaccines were showing 40-50% efficacy with only one shot. The vaccine I got was Moderna in March/April....I will get another Moderna shot due to its overall success. If I had J&J, I would definitely look at doing a full dose of the others. (my personal decision, since I've not seen the data)