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COVID-19 Vaccine

Everyone 6 months old and older is eligible to get a COVID-19 vaccine. The vaccine WILL NOT give you COVID-19. Safety is one of our top priorities, and we will share information with you as we have it.

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COVID-19 vaccine

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted full use authorization for the following COVID-19 vaccine(s):

  • The Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, for people 18 years of age and older (two doses, administered 21 days apart, are needed)
  • The Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty) COVID-19 vaccine, for people 16 years of age and older (two doses, administered 21 days apart, are needed)

The FDA has granted emergency use authorization for the following COVID-19 vaccines:

  • The Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine, for people between the ages of 6 months and 15 (two doses, administered 21 days apart, are needed for people 5 and older; 3 doses for children younger than 5)
  • The Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, for children between 6 months and 5 (2 doses)
  • The Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) vaccine, for people 18 and older (one dose needed)

Vaccination for children younger than 5

The number of COVID-19 vaccine doses children younger than 5 need depends on the type of vaccine the child receives.

  • Pfizer vaccine: 3-shot regimen, with the first two shots given between 3 and 8 weeks apart and the last shot given at least 2 months later
  • Moderna vaccine: 2-shot regimen given between 4 and 8 weeks apart

According to the FDA, caregivers should feel comfortable getting either the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine for a child.

COVID-19 booster dose

Booster doses of COVID-19 vaccine can help improve your immunity. The CDC recommends everyone eligible for the booster get it.

The CDC recommends a second booster of either Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine at least 4 months after the first booster for:

  • Adults ages 50 years and older
  • People who are moderately or severely immunocompromised

Check out this guide from the CDC about COVID-19 vaccine eligibility, when to get the vaccine, and when to get a booster depending on your age , PDF

Getting the COVID-19 vaccine will help protect you from getting sick. Do your part to crush COVID-19.

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