Booster Doses

COVID-19 Vaccine

A Boost in the Fight Against COVID-19

Maximize your protection against COVID-19. Free booster shots are widely available statewide.
A Boost in the Fight

UPDATE: If you are 18 years and older and received the Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna initial vaccine series at least six months ago or the Janssen/Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine at least two months ago, you are eligible for your COVID-19 booster dose. Boosters can help provide additional protection, especially for those over the age of 50 and others with underlying conditions.

 


 

A booster dose of the COVID-19 vaccine will help eligible New Yorkers maximize their protection, prolong the vaccine’s durability and continue to safeguard our communities against the virus.

 Booster doses of the COVID-19 vaccine are free and widely available statewide for eligible New Yorkers 18 years and older.

Eligible New Yorkers can receive any of the FDA-approved or authorized COVID-19 vaccines for their booster dose, including Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, or Janssen/Johnson & Johnson. If you have questions, talk to your health care provider or vaccine administrator.

What You Need to Know

Am I Eligible?
Booster Shots

New Yorkers who are 18 years and older and received their Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna initial vaccine series at least six months ago or the Janssen/Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine at least two months ago are eligible for their booster dose.
CDC and NYSDOH encourage all eligible New Yorkers to get their booster dose, especially those over the age of 50 and others with underlying conditions.

Learn more

Schedule Your Booster
Text your zip code to 438829 or call 1-800-232-0233 to find locations near you
Free booster doses are widely available at pharmacies, local health departments, clinics, Federally Qualified Health Centers and other locations across New York State.
Additional Doses for Immunocompromised New Yorkers

As of August 16, 2021, some immunocompromised New Yorkers can now receive their third, or additional dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. Find out what conditions make New Yorkers eligible for an additional dose and what the difference is between an additional dose and a booster dose. 

Booster Dose vs. Additional Dose

Why are Booster Shots Recommended for Eligible Individuals?
Many vaccines require more than one or two doses for long-lasting protection.
Polio

The life-saving polio vaccine requires four doses.

Tetanus

Other vaccines require occasional “boosts” including the tetanus vaccine, given every ten years.

The Flu

The influenza (flu) vaccine is recommended for individuals each year because of new strains emerging every season.

NYS CLINICAL ADVISORY TASK FORCE ON BOOSTER DOSES