Boosters & Third Doses
Who can get a COVID-19 booster shot?
Booster shots are recommended for everyone 5 years and older. You should get your first booster if it has been at least two months since you received J&J or five months since you received a second shot of Pfizer or Moderna. People in certain groups or situations can get a 2nd COVID-19 booster.Boosters & Third Doses
When am I considered up to date?
You are considered fully vaccinated if it has been at least 2 weeks since you got your first J&J shot or your second Pfizer or Moderna shot.Boosters & Third Doses
Can you mix COVID-19 vaccine booster shots?
If you are 18 years or older, you can choose which of the 3 available COVID vaccines to receive as a booster shot, regardless of the vaccine type you originally received. If you are 5-17 years old, you can get the Pfizer booster.Boosters & Third Doses
Can minors get a COVID-19 booster?
It is recommended that everyone 6 months and older get a booster shot. Minors ages 5-17 years old can get the booster.Boosters & Third Doses Children & Teens
Who should get an additional (third) primary series dose of the Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine?
If you have a weakened immune system, please talk with your doctor about whether you should get an additional primary shot. An additional primary shot of a COVID-19 vaccine is recommended for people who are vaccinated and might not have had a strong enough immune response. In contrast, a booster dose is recommended for people who are vaccinated and whose immune response weakened over time.Boosters & Third Doses
What is a COVID-19 vaccine booster?
A COVID booster shot is an additional dose of the COVID vaccine that is given after the protection provided by the original shot(s) has begun to decrease over time.Boosters & Third Doses
Are booster shots free? Do I have to show proof of ID, insurance, or previous vaccinations to get a booster?
Yes, booster shots are free, just like the initial COVID vaccines. You do not need to pay, have ID, or have health insurance to get a booster.Boosters & Third Doses
Where can I get a booster shot in Connecticut?
You can get your booster shot through your healthcare provider, a vaccine clinic, or participating pharmacies. Everyone ages 5 and older is recommended to get a booster shot.Boosters & Third Doses