The CDC has approved mix and match booster doses. 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 or initial booster.
Initial booster shots are recommended for those who are:
- 12 and older and completed their primary vaccination series of Pfizer at least 5 months ago
- 18 and older and completed their primary vaccination series of Moderna at least 5 months ago or completed their primary vaccination of Johnson & Johnson at least 2 months ago
If you are 12 or 17, you must receive the Pfizer booster as it is the only booster approved for this age group. For primary and booster vaccination, people should receive an age-appropriate mRNA vaccine (Pfizer or Moderna). The Johnson & Johnson vaccine is authorized for anyone age 18 and older if no other approved vaccine is available. Bring your COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card to your appointment.
CDC expanded eligibility for an additional booster dose for certain individuals who may be at higher risk of severe outcomes from COVID-19. Eligible individuals age 12 and older may choose to receive a second booster dose using an age-appropriate mRNA vaccine (Pfizer or Moderna) if it has been at least 4 months after the first booster dose.
The recommended vaccination schedule from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is available here.