- Individuals aged 12-17 can only receive the Pfizer-BioNTech booster.
- Individuals aged 18 and older may choose which vaccine they receive as a booster dose.
Recommendations by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention now allow for mix-and-match dosing for booster shots.
Please refer to this CDC chart of information about all three COVID-19 boosters.
“Third doses” are different than a “booster dose.” A booster is an added dose of a vaccine that is given to someone with a healthy immune system who built enough protection after being fully vaccinated. If that protection gradually decreases, a booster can help sustain it. Third doses are provided to individuals with compromised immune systems for whom the original vaccine dose was not sufficient to achieve protection from the virus.
Yes, the COVID-19 vaccine and flu vaccine may be given at the same time.