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Vaccines continue to be the safest and most effective way to protect against COVID-19 hospitalizations and deaths.

There are currently booster recommendations for all three COVID-19 vaccines available in the United States.

Booster shots are now available for everyone age 16 and older.

 

 





Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines:

You can get a booster at least six months after your second shot of the Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine. 

 

Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine:

  You can get a booster at least two months after your shot of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.

 

Choosing your COVID-19 booster shot:

You may choose which COVID-19 vaccine you receive as a booster shot. Some people may prefer the vaccine type they originally received; and others may prefer to get a booster from a different vaccine type. The Centers for Disease Control & Prevention’s (CDC) recommendations now allow for this type of mix and match dosing for booster shots.

As with other vaccines, a COVID-19 booster shot will strengthen the body’s ability to prevent infection from the virus that causes COVID-19.

If you meet the above conditions, contact your local pharmacy to schedule a booster. To find a location, go to vaccines.gov. If you have a visit already scheduled with your primary care provider, you can discuss the booster at that time.

Because the COVID-19 Delta variant is highly contagious, we strongly recommend that you continue to wear a mask indoors and avoid large crowds outdoors. These steps can help avoid serious health issues resulting from COVID-19 infections, including death.

The CDC currently recommends a third, or booster, dose of the COVID-19 vaccine for people with moderately to severely compromised immune systems once they complete their initial two-dose vaccine series.