Everyone 5 years and older should get a booster shot. The CDC recommends everyone ages 5 and older get a booster dose after completing their COVID-19 vaccine primary series if eligible.

 

  • You are eligible for 1 booster if you:
    • Are 5 -17 years years or older and received Pfizer
    • Are 18 years or older and received any if the COVID-19 vaccines authorized in the United States – Pfizer, Moderna, or Johnson & Johnson
  • When to get your 1st booster:
    • If you received Pfizer - At least 5 months after your second shot
    • If you received Moderna and are 18 or older – At least 5 months after your second shot
    • If you received Johnson & Johnson/Janssen - At least 2 months after your shot
  • Which booster should you get?
    • If you are 5-17 years old: Pfizer
    • If you are 18 years or older: Any of the COVID-19 vaccines authorized in the United States – Pfizer, Moderna, or Johnson & Johnson 

 

People in certain groups or situations can get a 2nd COVID-19 booster.

 

  • You are eligible for 2 boosters if you:
    • Are 50 years of age or older and got your first booster at least 4 months ago
    • Are moderately or severely immunocompromised, 12 years of age or older, and got your first booster at least 4 months ago
    • Got 2 doses of J&J/Janssen vaccine at least 4 months ago
  • When to get your 2nd booster:
    • If you received Pfizer or Moderna - At least 4 months after your 1st booster shot
    • If you received a Johnson & Johnson/Janssen booster - At least 4 months after your 1st booster shot
  • Which booster should you get?
    • If you are 12-17 years old: Pfizer
    • If you are 18 years or older: Pfizer or Moderna

You can get additional information on when you should receive your booster on the CDC Find out when to get a booster site.