Boosters are an important part of protecting yourself from getting seriously ill or dying from COVID-19. They are recommended for most people. All COVID-19 vaccines remain available at no cost to the recipient.
Who should get booster doses?
- Children ages 5-11 who completed the primary series of COVID-19 vaccine manufactured by Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna, or had a booster, at least 2 months ago.
- Everyone ages 12 and over who completed the primary series of COVID-19 vaccine manufactured by Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, Novavax, or Johnson & Johnson, or had a booster, at least 2 months ago.
- Find more information and check eligibility with the Find Out When You Can Get Your Booster tool on the CDC web page.
It’s been recommended that people with moderately to severely compromised immune systems should receive an additional dose of Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines. Additional doses are available at no cost.
Who Should Get An Additional Vaccine Dose?
People should talk to their healthcare provider about their medical condition, and whether getting an additional dose is appropriate for them. Those who should consider an additional Pfizer or Moderna vaccine dose include people who have:
- Been receiving active cancer treatment for tumors or cancers of the blood.
- Received an organ transplant and are taking medicine to suppress the immune system.
- Received a stem cell transplant within the last 2 years or are taking medicine to suppress the immune system.
- Moderate or severe primary immunodeficiency (such as DiGeorge syndrome, Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome).
- Advanced or untreated HIV infection.
- Active treatment with high-dose corticosteroids or other drugs that may suppress your immune response.