A “booster dose” is another dose of a vaccine that is given to someone who built enough protection after vaccination, but then that protection decreased over time (this is called waning immunity). The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has recommended booster doses of the Pfizer, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson vaccines. The CDC has also approved mix and match booster doses for those who are eligible for a booster dose after their primary series. This means that a person can receive a booster of a COVID-19 vaccine that is different than the COVID-19 vaccine they received for their primary series.
Individuals 18 and older who received the Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna vaccine should receive a booster shot six months or more after being vaccinated. Individuals 18 and older who received the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine should receive a booster shot two months or more after being vaccinated.
Bring your COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card to your appointment.