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Boosters for Immunocompromised Patients

The CDC has expanded recommendations for additional COVID-19 doses for moderate to severe immunocompromised kids aged 5-11, and also updated guidance for other immunocompromised cohorts (see table below).

If you are immunocompromised and require an additional COVID-19 based on this guidance, please contact your doctor to schedule.

Eligible For IF YOU RECEIVED
Pfizer-BioNTech
IF YOU RECEIVED
Moderna
IF YOU RECEIVED
Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen
Additional Primary Shot

People age 5+ who are moderately or severely immunocompromised should get an additional primary shot of Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine

Given 28 days after 2nd shot

People age 18+ who are moderately or severely immunocompromised should get an additional primary shot of Moderna COVID-19 vaccine

Given 28 days after 2nd shot

No additional primary shot is recommended at this time
Booster Shot
  • Teens ages 12–17 should only get a Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine booster shot
  • People age 18+ should get a booster shot of either Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna (mRNA COVID-19 vaccines) in most situations

Given 5 months after additional primary shot

People age 18+ should get a booster shot of either Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna (mRNA COVID-19 vaccines) in most situations

Given 5 months after additional primary shot

People age 18+ should get a booster shot of either Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna (mRNA COVID-19 vaccines) in most situations

Given 2 months after 1st shot

Learn more about the CDC’s guidance for the immunocompromised.