COVID-19 Vaccine Boosters for Those Who Live or Work in High-Risk Settings
COVID-19 vaccines continue to be highly effective at preventing severe illness, hospitalization, and death due to COVID-19, including from the Delta variant. But protection appears to decrease over time, and some people are at increased risk of getting and spreading COVID-19 because of where they live or work. As a result, some people are now eligible for a booster shot.
Who Is Eligible for a Booster
You’re eligible to get a booster shot if:
- It's been at least 6 months since you got the second dose of a Pfizer-BioTech or Moderna vaccine;
You're at least 18 years old; and
- You live or work in any of the following places:
- Nursing home
- Skilled nursing facility
- Assisted living facility
- Residential care facility
- Continuing care retirement community
- Correctional facility
- Homeless shelter
CDC recommends that all individuals who are at least 18 years old and who got Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen vaccine—regardless of whether you live or work in a high-risk setting—get a booster at least 2 months after your first dose.
If you're eligible for a booster, you may choose which vaccine to receive as a booster dose. Your booster shot doesn't have to be the same vaccine you received before.
For more information about boosters, or if you have questions about your eligibility, visit cdc.gov/coronavirus or talk to a health care provider.
How to Find Vaccines
You have three ways to find vaccines near you:
- Go to vaccines.gov
- Text your ZIP code to 438829
- Call 1-800-232-0233