Important to Know
COVID-19 vaccine boosters can further improve and build vital protection against new variants being discovered and spreading to the public.
Currently, two booster vaccines are being offered:
Everyone ages 5 years and older should get a 1st booster after completing their primary dose. You could get the following:
- Pfizer or Moderna: At least 5 months after the final primary dose. Immunocompromised individuals at least 3 months after primary dose.
Everyone ages 50 years and older are eligible to get the vaccine after their 1st booster. Some people ages 12 years and older who are moderately or severely immunocompromised are also eligible for the vaccine. You could get the following:
- Pfizer or Moderna: At least 4 months after 1st booster.
Common Side Effects
If any happened to you when receiving your primary dose, possible side effects may occur and be similar to your first experience. Most side effects were mild to moderate, with the following being the most common: fever, headache, fatigue, or pain at the injection site. To be safe, your provider will have you wait on-site for 15-30 minutes after your shot.
V-safe: Register with CDC’s V-safe After Vaccination Health Checker on your smartphone to report any side effects after getting the COVID-19 vaccine booster.