May 20, 2022
Everyone 5 and up is encouraged to get the COVID-19 vaccine. You can find a free vaccination at community clinics and many local pharmacies – check here for more information!
The current booster recommendations are:
The following groups are eligible for a 1st booster shot:
- individuals 5 years of age and older who have completed a primary series of a mRNA COVID-19 vaccine (Moderna or Pfizer) and it has been at least 5 months since completion of primary series
- individuals 18 years of age and older who have had a primary dose of Janssen COVID-19 vaccine and it has been at least 2 months and you would like a mRNA booster
The following groups are eligible for a 2nd booster shot:
- individuals 50 years of age and older who have received a first booster dose of any authorized or approved COVID-19 vaccine and it has been at least 4 months since first booster dose
Mixing & Matching (heterologous series): Both the FDA and CDC support individuals to receive a booster dose that is a different vaccine type than they originally received for their primary series if they choose. CDC’s recommendations now allow for this type of mix and match dosing for booster shots.