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Some Who Got Johnson & Johnson Vaccines Are Seeking Booster Shots As Delta Variant Spreads, Despite CDC Guidance

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Earlier this year, Erkin Peksoz wanted a COVID-19 vaccine so badly that he drove 640 miles round trip from Chicago to Quincy to get a Johnson & Johnson shot.

Peksoz was happy with that decision — until recently, when the more contagious delta variant of the virus emerged. Now, he’d like to get a shot of a Moderna or Pfizer vaccine, in hopes of increasing his protection.

“Until delta, I was not worried at all,” said Peksoz, a consumer data consultant. “I feel like I’m half-vaccinated now.”

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