Additional COVID Vaccine (including Booster) Doses

All persons over 12 are now eligible for a first COVID booster dose & those over 50 are eligible for a 2nd booster dose. See the chart and information below for more details.

RECENT UPDATES:

The CDC has updated its Interim Clinical Considerations regarding the administration of second booster doses. As such, all Northeast Health District health departments should begin administering second COVID-19 vaccine booster doses to eligible clients on Monday, April 4, 2022.  

Eligible clients include: 

  • Individuals aged 12 years and older who are moderately or severely immunocompromised may choose to receive a second booster dose using an mRNA (Moderna or Pfizer) COVID-19 vaccine at least 4 months after the first booster dose. 
  • Individuals aged 50 years and older who are not moderately or severely immunocompromised may choose to receive a second booster dose using an mRNA (Moderna or Pfizer) COVID-19 vaccine at least 4 months after the first booster dose. 
  • Individuals aged 18–49 years who are not moderately or severely immunocompromised and who received Janssen J&J COVID-19 vaccine as both their primary series dose and booster dose may receive a second booster dose using an mRNA (Moderna or Pfizer) COVID-19 vaccine at least 4 months after the first J&J booster dose. 

Other updates.

  • CDC now recommends an additional dose (3rd dose) of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine to be administered at least 28 days after the second dose for moderately to severely immunocompromised children 5-11 years of age. 
  • CDC now recommends a booster shot at least 5 months after the completion of the primary series of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for those aged 12 and older.
    • If you completed a Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine series, you should get a booster dose at least five months later.  CDC recommends, and prefers, that your booster dose be either: Moderna or Pfizer.  For those 12-17 years of age desiring a booster dose, the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine is their only option.  Only after a discussion of the risks and benefits of the J&J vaccine, a client may choose to receive a booster dose of the J&J COVID-19 vaccine.  
    • https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/booster-shot.html
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  • The booster interval recommendation for people who received the J&J vaccine (2 months) or the Moderna vaccine (6 months) have not changed.
    • If you completed a Moderna COVID-19 vaccine series, you should get a booster dose at least 6 months later.  A booster dose of Pfizer or Moderna is preferred over J&J (however, might be considered in certain circumstances).
    • If you received a dose of J&J, you should receive either a booster dose of Moderna or Pfizer two months later.  While a second dose of J&J is acceptable as a booster dose, it is not preferred over mRNA vaccines (Moderna or Pfizer).

For more info on boosters:

CDC COVID Vaccine Booster Info Page

Last Updated on April 4, 2022

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