Everyone 5+ Can Get a Booster; Those 50+ or Immunocompromised (12+) Can Get a Second

UPDATED MAY 20, 2022

Booster doses are now available to all Missourians age 5+.

The CDC recommends COVID-19 booster doses for:

  • Pfizer recipients (ages 5+) 5 months after completing primary series
  • Moderna recipients (ages 18+) 5 months after completing primary series
  • J&J recipients (ages 18+) 2 months after single dose

Some individuals are eligible for a second booster dose 4 months after their first booster:

  • Pfizer recipients (ages 50+)
  • Moderna recipients (ages 50+)
  • J&J recipients who received an mRNA booster (ages 50+)
  • J&J recipients who received a J&J booster (ages 18+)
  • Immunocompromised people (ages 12+)

Some immunocompromised folks should get an additional primary shot

After completing the primary series, some moderately or severely immunocompromised people should get an additional primary shot. If you are eligible for an additional primary shot, you should get this dose first before you get a booster shot.

The CDC recommends COVID-19 additional doses for:

  • Pfizer recipients (ages 5+) who are moderately to severely immunocompromised after 28 days
  • Moderna recipients (ages 18+) who are moderately to severely immunocompromised after 28 days
  • No additional primary shot is recommended for J&J recipients at this time

If you would like to receive your booster or additional dose, you can make an appointment or walk into one of our clinics. Visit our clinic calendar to learn more about vaccine brands offered and clinic hours / locations.

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Need help figuring out your eligibility? Click the statements below that best describe you. 

Fully vaccinated with J&J

First Booster: If you received a J&J shot 2+ months ago, you should receive a booster dose (Pfizer or Moderna).

 

Second Booster: If you received a J&J primary shot, are 50 or older or immunocompromised (12+), and received an mRNA booster 4+ months ago, you should receive a second booster dose.

 

If you received a J&J primary shot, are 18 or older, and received a J&J booster 4+ months ago, you should receive a second booster dose (Pfizer or Moderna only).

Fully vaccinated with Pfizer

First Booster: Those 5 or older that have completed their Pfizer primary vaccination series (first and second dose) 5+ months ago should receive a booster dose.

 

Second Booster: Those 50 or older or immunocompromised (12+) that have received their first booster 4+ months ago should receive a second booster dose.

 

Getting a booster dose is especially important for those age 50+ and/or residents at nursing homes or other long-term care facilities.

 

Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 boosters are preferred in most situations.

 

Those between the ages of 5 and 17 may only get a Pfizer COVID-19 booster.

Fully vaccinated with Moderna

First Booster: Those 18 or older that have completed their Moderna primary vaccination series (first and second dose) 5+ months ago should receive a booster dose.

 

Second Booster: Those 50 or older or immunocompromised (12+) that have received their first booster 4+ months ago should receive a second booster dose.

 

Getting a booster dose is especially important for those age 50+ and/or residents at nursing homes or other long-term care facilities.

 

Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 boosters are preferred in most situations.

Immunocompromised

People ages 12 years and older who are moderately to severely immunocompromised can receive up to 5 doses of COVID-19 vaccine. The 5 doses are made up of a primary series of 3 doses of an mRNA COVID-19 vaccine, plus 2 boosters of an mRNA COVID-19 vaccine (4th and 5th dose).

 

People between the ages of 5 to 11 years who are moderately to severely immunocompromised can receive up to 4 doses of COVID-19 vaccine. The 4 doses are made up of a primary series of 3 doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine, plus 1 Pfizer booster (4th dose).

 

Those age 5-11 who are moderately or severely immunocompromised should get an additional primary shot of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine as soon as 28 days after their second dose.

 

Those age 12-17 who are moderately or severely immunocompromised should get an additional primary shot of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine as soon as 28 days after their second dose.

 

Those age 18+ who moderately or severely immunocompromised should get an additional primary shot of either the Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine as soon as 28 days after their second dose.

 

No additional primary shot is recommended for Johnson & Johnson recipients at this time.

 

Following the additional primary shot, moderately to severely immunocompromised people (12+) should receive their first booster dose 3 months after their third dose and should receive a second booster dose 4 months after their first.

 

Moderately to severely immunocompromised kids between the ages of 5 and 11 should receive their first booster dose 5 months after their third dose.

Not Fully Vaccinated

You must complete your vaccination series (a single dose of J&J or two doses of Pfizer or Moderna) and wait the appropriate amount of time after your primary series before receiving a booster.

Everyone ages 5+ can get a booster, and now those 50+ or immunocompromised (12+) can get a second.Learn More
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