COVID Vaccine Information

Who can get a COVID vaccine booster?

  • Anyone who received two shots of either Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine at least 6 months ago, AND meets any of the following criteria:
    • Age 65 or older
    • Age 18+ and living in long-term care setting
    • Age 18+ with an underlying medical condition (e.g., diabetes, obesity, moderate to severe asthma or COPD or other lung disease, heart disease, chronic liver or kidney disease)
    • Age 18+ and at increased risk for COVID-19 exposure and transmission because of occupational (e.g., medical personnel, first responders, etc.) or institutional setting (e.g., prison)
  • Anyone 18+ who got the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine at least 2 months ago

For more information about these updated recommendations, please see the CDC website.

Is there a COVID vaccine for children or adolescents?

For ages 12 – 16: Yes. As of 5/10/21, the FDA extended its Emergency Use Authorization for the Pfizer vaccine to be administered to adolescents age 12 – 16.

For children under 12: Not yet, but stay tuned. Pfizer submitted data to the FDA on its vaccine for ages 5 – 11, and new recommendations are expected from the FDA and CDC in the next few weeks.

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