COVID-19
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About COVID-19 Vaccines

COVID-19 vaccines available in the United States are effective at protecting people from getting seriously ill, being hospitalized, and even dying—especially people who are boosted. As with other diseases, you are protected best from COVID-19 when you stay up to date with recommended vaccines.

Authorized for

4 years and under

5-11 years old

12-17 years old

18 years and older

Pfizer-BioNTech

yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Moderna

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

J&J/Janssen

No

No

No

Yes

Bivalent COVID-19 Vaccine Booster Doses

Pfizer-BioNTech

Single booster dose at least two months after completing primary or booster vaccination.

 

For individuals 12 years of age and older

Moderna

Single booster dose at least two months after completing primary or booster vaccination

 

For individuals 18 years of age and older

Who Can Get a Booster

ELIGIBLE FOR

1 Booster

Everyone ages 5 years and older can get 1 booster after completing their COVID-19 vaccine primary series.

At least 5 months after the final dose in the primary series.

For people who are moderately or severely immunocompromised, at least 3 months after the final dose in the primary series

ELIGIBLE FOR

2 Boosters

Adults ages 50 years and older

People ages 12 years and older who are moderately or severely immunocompromised

People who got 2 doses (1 primary dose and 1 booster) of Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen vaccine

At least 4 months after last dose

Remember that 2nd boosters can only be Moderna or Pfizer-BioNTech