CDC and FDA Guidance for COVID-19 Vaccine Boosters

Updated March 29, 2022

 

CDC and FDA Guidance for COVID-19 Vaccine Boosters


The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released new information about COVID-19 vaccine boosters. 

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Boosters

The FDA authorized the following COVID-19 vaccine boosters:

 

Pfizer-BioNTech

  • Anyone age 12 and older can get their first Pfizer-BioNTech booster if they completed the initial two-dose series at least five months ago.
  • People age 50 and older can get a second booster at least four months after their first booster.
  • People age 12 and older who are immunocompromised can get a second booster at least four months after their first booster.
  • Children ages five through 11 who are immunocompromised can receive a third dose as part of the initial series of doses.


Moderna

  • Anyone age 18 and older can receive their first Moderna booster if they completed the initial two-dose series at least five months ago.
  • People age 50 and older can get a second booster at least four months after their first booster.
  • People age 18 and older who are immunocompromised can get a second booster at least four months after their first booster. 

 

Johnson & Johnson

  • Anyone age 18 and older can get a Johnson & Johnson booster if they received an initial single dose at least two months ago.
  • Anyone age 18 and older who got a Johnson & Johnson initial vaccine and booster at least four months ago can get a second booster using an mRNA COVID-19 vaccine (Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna).

 

Mix and Match

There are now booster recommendations for all three available COVID-19 vaccines in the United States. The FDA has authorized “mix-and-match” booster doses. What does that mean? Eligible individuals may choose which vaccine they receive as a booster dose. Some people may prefer the vaccine type they originally received, and others may want to get a different booster.

 

Learn more about COVID-19 vaccine boosters from the CDC.

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