Booster shots are recommended to certain groups of people based on their age, health condition or occupation as approved by both the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA).
This includes people who received their 2nd dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna vaccine at least 6 months ago and meet one of the following criteria:
- Over age 65
- Residents of long-term care facilities
- Age 18-64 with an underlying medical condition
- At increased risk for transmission or exposure due to living or working in an occupational or institutional setting
If you received the first dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine at least 2 months ago and are at least 18 years old, you can receive any type of booster. Moderna and Pfizer/BioNTech booster doses may be mixed and matched.