MIAMI – The NBA He told his players, coaches and referees on Sunday that they should receive additional injections against the coronavirus, with particular urgency for those who received the single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine.
The league and the National Players Association, working in conjunction with guidance from the league’s public health and infectious disease experts, argued that those who received Johnson & Johnson vaccinations more than two months ago should receive a ‘booster.’ . The recommendation was also made for those who received the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines at least six months ago.
The league’s recommendations, which were obtained by The Associated Press, called for those who received the Johnson & Johnson vaccine originally to seek a booster from Pfizer or Moderna. Those who got Pfizer or Moderna can get any booster available.
The data used to make the league determinations showed that antibody levels for the Pfizer and Moderna recipients decrease after six months and after two months for the Johnson & Johnson recipients.
In some cases, those who are vaccinated but choose not to receive a booster will be subject to testing on game day, again beginning December 1.