We’ve updated our COVID-19 FAQ to reflect that booster shots of all authorized vaccines (Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna or Johnson & Johnson) are now available for those who are at higher risk for COVID-19 exposure or severe illness.
For those who received a Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends a booster shot of any authorized vaccine at least six months after completing the primary vaccination series if they are:
- 65 and older.
- 18 or older living in long-term care facilities.
- 18 or older with underlying medical conditions, including those with pulmonary hypertension or are immunocompromised.
- 18 or older with increased risk for COVID-19 exposure and transmission because of where they live or work.
For those who received a Johnson & Johnson vaccine, the CDC recommends booster shots of any authorized vaccine if they are 18 and older and vaccinated two or more months ago.
Mix and match of COVID-19 boosters is allowed, so you can choose a vaccine type that is the same or different than your original vaccine. Whenever possible, the primary series should be completed with the same vaccine.
The FDA unanimously recommended a low dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for children 5-11 years old. The CDC Advisory Committee will meet in early November to discuss FDA’s recommendation.