New Mexico and Boosters

Over 100 million fully vaccinated people could be eligible for coronavirus booster shots by the end of the week.

The New Mexico department of health has begun sending texted to eligible Pfizer recipients to notify them to schedule their booster shot. 

A key F.D.A. advisory panel has concluded a series of votes to recommend boosters for all three coronavirus vaccines used in the U.S. — Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson. The F.D.A. and the C.D.C. have already authorized Pfizer boosters for older and at-risk Americans. Moderna and J.&J. are expected to be authorized next.

On Friday, the panel recommended boosters for all recipients of the J.&J. vaccine, a reflection of its lower efficacy. Many panel members made clear that they believed J.&J. recipients might benefit from the option of a Pfizer or a Moderna booster, something a top F.D.A. official said the agency was considering. Here’s what to know about the J.&J. boosters.

Many Americans have yet to get a single dose. Ten Individuals were interviewed by The Times why they resisted — and why they changed their minds. In an Opinion essay, Zeynep Tufecki explored what we know about the unvaccinated.

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