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Recipients of Johnson & Johnson shot rush to get boosters

FILE – In this March 6, 2021 file photo, boxes containing the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine sit next to vials in the pharmacy of National Jewish Hospital for distribution, in east Denver.  A panel of U.S. health advisers endorsed booster doses of Johnson & Johnson’s single-shot COVID-19 vaccine Friday, Oct. 15, saying they should be offered at least two months after immunization. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File) NY107 NY107

Throngs of booster seekers, many of them recipients of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, rushed to get additional shots Friday, just hours after federal officials cleared both the Johnson & Johnson and Moderna boosters.

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