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COVID-19 Vaccine Booster Shots: Everything You Need to Know

1st Booster

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Everyone ages 5 years and older


  • 5 months after the primary series of Pfizer or Moderna; or 2 months after the primary series of Johnson & Johnson

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

2nd Booster

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Adults ages 50 years and older

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


  • At least 4 months after the 1st booster

Benefits of the Booster Vaccine:

  • Increases benefits of the primary vaccination series

  • Builds stronger and longer lasting protection against COVID-19

  • Increases protection for the most vulnerable populations

  • Maintains community safety, herd immunity

  • Reduces hospitalization rates

  • Reduces severity of symptoms caused by illness

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