A Boost in the Fight Against COVID-19
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.
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.
The life-saving polio vaccine requires four doses.
Other vaccines require occasional “boosts” including the tetanus vaccine, given every ten years.
The influenza (flu) vaccine is recommended for individuals each year because of new strains emerging every season.