We are still learning about the length of time both natural immunity (immunity the body develops after an illness) and vaccine-induced immunity for COVID-19 will last. On August 18, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services released a statement with evidence to support that vaccine protections decreases over time. Upon approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, a booster shot will be available in early fall for those who have received Comirnaty (Pfizer) or Moderna vaccines. The Indiana Department of Health is awaiting additional guidance and preparing to administer any approved booster dose as recommended.
People who are fully vaccinated and have been in close contact with someone who has COVID-19 are not required to quarantine.
Some immunocompromised people may be eligible for a third dose of COVID-19 vaccine because of their medical condition if they received the Comirnaty (Pfizer) or Moderna mRNA vaccine. The third dose should be at least 28 days after the second dose, and the same type of vaccine that was previously given. Get more information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Please talk to your doctor if you have questions. Go to OurShot.IN.gov if you’d like to make an appointment. No doctor’s order necessary, but you may be asked to give verbal confirmation of eligibility.