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November 2, 2021

Updated Oct. 27, 2021 – [From The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention]

Some COVID-19 Vaccine Recipients Can Get Booster Shots.

  • People 65 years and older, 50–64 years with underlying medical conditions, or 18 years and older who live in long-term care settings should receive a booster shot.
  • People 18 years and older should receive a booster shot at least 2 months after receiving their Johnson & Johnson/Janssen COVID-19 vaccine. 

IF YOU RECEIVED Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna
You are eligible for a booster if you are:

65 years or older
Age 18+ who live in long-term care settings
Age 18+ who have underlying medical conditions
Age 18+ who work or live in high-risk settings
When to get a booster:
At least 6 months after your second shot

Which booster should you get?
Any of the COVID-19 vaccines authorized in the United States.


IF YOU RECEIVED Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen
You are eligible for a booster if you are:

18 years or older

When to get a booster:
At least 2 months after your shot

Which booster should you get?
Any of the COVID-19 vaccines authorized in the United States.


Choosing Your COVID-19 Booster Shot

You may choose which COVID-19 vaccine you receive as a booster shot. Some people may have a preference for the vaccine type that they originally received, and others may prefer to get a different booster. CDC’s recommendations now allow for this type of mix and match dosing for booster shots.

For complete details on who is eligible and information on the boosters, including FAQ’s, visit the CDC site here.

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