Everyone Ages 12 and Older Can Get a Booster Shot

Booster doses are now available to all Missourians age 12+.

The CDC recommends COVID-19 booster doses for:

  • Pfizer recipients (ages 12+) after 5 months
  • Moderna recipients (ages 18+) after 6 months
  • J&J recipients (ages 18+) after 2 months

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.

Clinic Calendar

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

Fully vaccinated with J&J

If you received a J&J shot 2+ months ago, you should receive a booster dose.

 

While you can receive your additional dose from any brand of COVID-19 vaccine, preliminary research indicates a booster dose of Pfizer or Moderna will provide the most protection.

Fully vaccinated with Pfizer

If you are age 12+ and completed your Pfizer primary vaccination series (first and second dose) 5+ months ago, you should receive a booster dose. Getting a booster 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. If you received Pfizer for your primary vaccination series and would like a Moderna booster, you can receive it after 6 months.

 

Teens 12-17 years old may only get a Pfizer COVID-19 booster.

Fully vaccinated with Moderna

If you are age 18+ and completed your Moderna primary vaccination series (first and second dose) 6+ months ago, you should receive a booster dose. Getting a booster 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. If you received Moderna for your primary vaccination series and would like a Pfizer booster, you can receive it after 6 months.

Immunocompromised

If you are age 5+ and moderately or severely immunocompromised, you should get an additional primary shot of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine as soon as 28 days after your second dose.

 

If you are age 18+ and moderately or severely immunocompromised, you should get an additional primary shot of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine as soon as 28 days after your second dose.

 

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

 

Moderately to severely immunocompromised people are especially vulnerable to COVID-19 and may not build as strong of an immune response after two doses alone.

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.

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