The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention late Thursday cleared booster shots of Moderna's and Johnson & Johnson's Covid-19 vaccines, giving people the freedom to mix and match any of the three vaccines approved for use in the U.S., the agency said in a statement.

An influential Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advisory committee earlier Thursday unanimously endorsed boosters of Moderna's and Johnson & Johnson's Covid-19 vaccines.

The agency's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices recommended the Moderna booster for elderly people and at-risk adults six months after they complete their primary series of shots, bringing it in line with the distribution plan for Pfizer and BioNTech's booster. It also endorsed J&J boosters for everyone 18 and older who received the initial shot at least two months ago.

The panel didn't specify which vaccine should be used as a booster, leaving it up to doctors to decide whether to mix and match the companies' doses to provide the best protection for patients.... Read More: CNBC