Effective Jan. 20, 2022

Following the latest CDC definitions,

Up to date means a person has received all recommended Covid-19 vaccines, including any booster dose(s) when eligible.

Fully vaccinated means a person has received their primary series of Covid-19 vaccines.

For example:

  • If you have not reached your eligibility date for a booster (see chart below), but still have had your initial vaccination doses and two weeks have passed for efficacy to build up, you are fully vaccinated.
  • If you have reached your eligibility date for a booster (see chart below), but do not have your booster, you are still fully vaccinated, but not up to date.
  • If you have reached your eligibility date for a booster, and have had your booster, you are up to date without any further efficacy waiting period

 


If you received:
Pfizer-BioNTech

Who should get a booster:

  • Everyone 12 years and older

When to get a booster:

  • At least 5 months after completing your primary Covid-19 vaccination series

 

Which booster can you get:

  • Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna (mRNA Covid-19 vaccines) are preferred in most* situations

  • Teens ages 12–17 can only get a Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine booster

 


If you received:
Moderna

Who should get a booster:

  • Adults 18 years and older

 

When to get a booster:

  • At least 5 months after completing your primary Covid-19 vaccination series

 

Which booster can you get:

  • Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna (mRNA Covid-19 vaccines) are preferred in most* situations

If you received:
Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen*

Who should get a booster:

  • Adults 18 years and older

 

When to get a booster:

  • At least 2 months after receiving your J&J/Janssen Covid-19 vaccination

 

Which booster can you get:

  • Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna (mRNA Covid-19 vaccines) are preferred in most* situations

* Although mRNA vaccines are preferred, J&J/Janssen COVID-19 vaccine may be considered in some situations.


For the latest information on boosters, visit the CDC website: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/booster-shot.html