Vaccination is one of the most important tools to end the COVID-19 pandemic. The Pfizer vaccine is authorized for use by anyone age five or older. The Moderna and Janssen/Johnson & Johnson vaccines are authorized for use by anyone age 18 or older. Parental consent is required for all eligible minors to be vaccinated.
Booster Shots and Additional Doses
Booster shots are now available for everyone 12 and older:
- If you got a Moderna or Pfizer vaccine, get a booster shot after 5 months
- If you got a Johnson & Johnson vaccine, get a booster shot after 2 months
Your booster shot can be a different vaccine brand than you got in your original series. A Pfizer or Moderna booster is strongly advised for those who got the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. Anyone ages 12-17 can only get a Pfizer booster.
Second booster shots
The CDC now recommends a second booster shot for people over 50 or who are immunocompromised. You must have gotten your first booster dose at least 4 months ago.
Additional doses of Pfizer or Moderna are available for those with compromised immunity.