Initial booster shots are recommended for those who are:
- Age 5 and older and completed their primary vaccination series of Pfizer at least 5 months ago
- Age 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 age 5-17, 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. The CDC has 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. Bring your COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card to your appointment.