Who is eligible for COVID-19 vaccines?

All people over the age of 5 are eligible to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Pfizer is approved for ages 5+ (see CDC guidance for Children and Teens). Moderna and Johnson & Johnson are approved for ages 18+.

mRNA boosters are approved for people who are at least 5 months past their second dose of Pfizer (ages 12+) and Moderna (ages 18+). It is recommended that people who received a Pfizer or Moderna series receive a booster of the same vaccine. Johnson & Johnson/Janssen boosters are recommended for anyone 18+ who is at least 2 months past having received the vaccine. 

Mix-and-match boosters: Some research indicates that an mRNA (Pfizer or Moderna) vaccine booster may benefit those who received a single dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. Any FDA-approved COVID-19 vaccine can be used for the booster dose. Consult your doctor to determine what’s the best option for you. 

Additional doses  are approved for people who are at least 28 days past their second dose of Pfizer or Moderna and are moderately- to severely-immunocompromised (see specific criteria set by the CDC and approved by the NYS Department of Health). 

Currently, the recommendation is to receive an additional dose of the same mRNA vaccine as the one previously received. Consult your doctor for the latest FDA approved recommendations and medical advice.