The following is general information about the COVID-19 Vaccine, Booster and Pediatric Vaccine

Individuals 18 years of age or older may receive either the Pfizer, Moderna, or Johnson & Johnson vaccine.
The pediatric Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine is now available for children ages 5-11.
Children ages 5-17 may only receive the Pfizer vaccine.

Novavax:
Currently Novavax is not authorized for use as a booster dose.

Moderna:
Moderna is 2 doses for primary administration.
An additional PRIMARY or 3rd dose my be given to individuals that are moderately or severely immunocompromised 4 weeks after completion of the initial doses.

Janssen(J&J):
J&J is 1 for dose primary administration.
An additional PRIMARY or 2nd dose my be given to individuals that are moderately or severely immunocompromised 4 weeks after the initial dose.

Pfizer:
Pfizer is 2 doses for the initial administration separated by 3-8 weeks.
8 weeks for individuals ages 12 years of age and older.
3 weeks for individuals 65 years of age or older or individuals that are moderately or severely immunocompromised.
An additional PRIMARY or 3rd dose my be given to individuals that are moderately or severely immunocompromised 4 weeks after completion of the initial dose series.
Boosters for individuals ages 12 years of age and older my be given 5 months after the initial doses.
Individuals ages 5-11 are given the primary doses separated by 3 weeks.

Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 booster shots are now available.
Individuals that are eligible, may choose which manufacturer they wish to receive as their booster. Consultation with their physician is recommended to choose what is best for that individual.

1st Booster2nd Booster
Moderna and Pfizer:
Ages 18 and over

5 months after primary series

3 months after primary series for individuals that are moderately or severely immunocompromised
Moderna and Pfizer:
4 months after 1st booster

Individuals 50 years of age and older

Individuals that are moderately or severely immunocompromised
Johnson & Johnson/Janssen:
Ages 18 and over

2 months after primary J&J vaccination

It is recommended that for the first booster an mRNA vaccine be used, either Pfizer or Moderna
Johnson & Johnson/Janssen:
2nd booster MUST be an mRNA vaccine, either Pfizer or Moderna

4 month after 1st booster

Individuals that received the Johnson & Johnson/Janssen vaccine for both their primary and 1st booster

Individuals 50 years of age and older that received the Johnson & Johnson/Janssen vaccine as their primary vaccine, and a 1st booster of any manufacturer

More information booster shots may be found here.
CDC (Center for Disease Control) Staying up to date
CDC (Center for Disease Control) Booter Information

FDA (U.S. Food and Drug Administration) Booster Information.

Information about the use of the Pfizer vaccine in Children ages 5-11 years of age may be found here:
FDA Authorizes Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine for Emergency Use in Children 5 through 11 Years of Age

Updated: 5/9/2022

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