If you are 50 or older and at higher risk of severe disease from COVID-19, the Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have authorized a second dose of either the Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna shot.
Pfizer remains the only COVID-19 vaccine currently authorized for those under age 18. COVID-19 booster doses may be given at the same time as other vaccines. Individuals may choose which vaccine they receive as a booster dose.
Four months after receipt of a first booster dose, the following options are available to individuals who choose to receive a second dose:
*A second booster dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine may be administered to individuals 50 years of age and older.
*A second booster dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine may be administered to moderately or severely immunocompromised individuals 12 years of age and older.
*A second booster dose of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine may be administered to moderately or severely immunocompromised individuals 18 years of age and older.
Can people who received a Johnson & Johnson vaccine get a second booster?
People who received initial doses of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine can receive a second booster dose, Nordlund said. The J&J vaccine was initially a one-shot vaccine, though studies suggested that two doses were needed to provide the same protection as the other two authorized vaccines.
J&J recipients have been eligible since last fall to get a second shot, and the CDC recommended they receive an mRNA vaccine for their second dose. They can receive a third shot, with either Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna, Nordlund said.
How to schedule a COVID-19 vaccine appointment
We’re here to support you every step of the way throughout your vaccination journey while keeping your health and safety our top priority. Prepare to schedule
• Create a Walgreens.com account ahead of time to make scheduling fast and easy
• Get updates on vaccine availability near you at Walgreens.com/VaccineUpdates
Schedule online at Walgreens.com/ ScheduleVaccine, call 1-800-Walgreens or download the free Walgreens App