Booster Shots

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Who Qualifies for a Booster Dose?

  • For those who received Pfizer as their initial series, everyone 5+ is eligible for a booster at least 5 months since their second dose. For ages 5+ who are moderately to severely immunocompromised, they should receive their booster at least 3 months after their final dose in the primary series.
  • For those who received Moderna as their initial series, boosters are available to everyone 18+ after 5 months since their second dose. For people who are moderately or severely immunocompromised, you should receive your booster at least 3 months after the final dose in the primary series.
  • For those who received Johnson and Johnson, everyone 18+ is eligible after at least 2 months since their initial dose. Additionally, on Dec. 22nd, the Western States Scientific Safety Review Workgroup announced its support of the CDC recommendation for an mRNA vaccine (Pfizer or Moderna) over the Johnson & Johnson vaccine for boosters. The change in recommendation arose form the J&J vaccine providing less protection than the other two vaccines, while being associated with elevated risks of side effects, albeit still rare.

Who Qualifies for a Second Booster Dose?

Who Can Get a Booster Shot

IF YOU RECEIVED Who should get a booster: Who should get a 2nd booster

When to get a booster:



Which booster can you get:


Pfizer-BioNTech

 

Everyone 5 years and older
  • Adults age 50 years and older
  • People ages 12 years and older who are moderately to severely immunocompromised
At least 5 months after completing your primary COVID-19 vaccination series
  • Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna (mRNA COVID-19 vaccines) are preferred in most* situations
  • Teens 12–17 years old may only get a Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine booster
Moderna Adults 18 years and older
  • Adults age 50 years and older
  • Adults who are moderately to severely immunocompromised
At least 5 months after completing your primary COVID-19 vaccination series Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna (mRNA COVID-19 vaccines) are preferred in most* situations
Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen* Adults 18 years and older   At least 2 months after receiving your J&J/Janssen COVID-19 vaccination Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna (mRNA COVID-19 vaccines) are preferred in most* situations

*Although mRNA vaccines are preferred, J&J/Janssen COVID-19 vaccine may be considered in some situations.

 

For more information on Booster Shots vs. Additional Doses in Oregon click here.

For Frequently Asked Questions about Booster Shots click here.

For FAQs about the CDC recommendation regarding Johnson & Johnson click here.

For booster information from the CDC click here.