Who Can Get the New COVID-19 Boosters?

Updated September 23, 2022

Cold weather is here, and so are updated COVID-19 boosters! Like your annual flu shot, boosters keep your immune system ready to fight all season long.

Our clinic is now offering the new Pfizer and Moderna boosters that target omicron BA.4 and BA.5 variants — which make up almost all new cases in the US.

Not sure if you’re eligible? Here’s what you need to know before making your appointment.

The CDC recommends a COVID-19 booster doses for everyone ages 5+

When you become eligible and what type of booster you can get depends on your age:

  • Everyone age 18+ can get an updated Moderna or Pfizer booster (2 months after their last dose).
  • Individuals age 12+ can get an updated Pfizer booster (2 months after their last dose).
  • Children ages 5 through 11 can get the original-formula Pfizer booster (5 months after their last dose).
  • Children younger than age 5 are not currently eligible for a booster.

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 four weeks after their second dose. 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
  • Moderna recipients (ages 6 months+) who are moderately to severely immunocompromised
  • J&J recipients (ages 18+) who are moderately to severely immunocompromised

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

Make Your Appointment

We’re now offering updated COVID-19 boosters for people 12 and older!Make your appointment here.
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