Do I meet the criteria for a COVID-19 booster?

COVID-19 booster doses are approved by the FDA, CDC, and New York State Department of Health for all vaccines: Pfizer, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson. 

Under the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA’s) updated emergency use authorizations (EUA) (*published January 03, 2022) the *CDC issued recommendations for a single booster dose:

  • 5 months after completion of the primary series of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine
  • 5 months after completion of the primary series of the Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine
  • 2 months after the initial, single vaccine for J&J/Janssen vaccine

*Individuals 12-17 years of age are only eligible for the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine booster.

Please refer to the corresponding links and websites for further information:

It is recommended that the booster dose be given using the same vaccine manufacturer that the person received for the primary series. If the same product used for the primary series is no longer available, or a different COVID-19 vaccine is desired, any FDA-approved COVID-19 vaccine can be used for the booster dose, according to FDA and CDC guidance. Please consult with your primary care physician to determine what is the best option for COVID-19 booster for you. 

All three COVID-19 vaccine boosters (Pfizer, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson) will be available at the Ulster County Department of Health’s POD at the former Best Buy at the Hudson Valley Mall.  Appointmentsare encouraged; walk-ins will be accommodated as supplies allow.