COVID-19 Vaccine Boosters for Employees 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 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 work in certain high-risk settings.
- First responder (such as firefighter or police officer)
- Health care worker
- Education staff (such as teacher, support staff, or daycare worker)
- Food and agriculture worker
- Factory worker
- Corrections worker
- U.S. Postal Service worker
- Public transportation worker
- Grocery store worker
If your workplace is not listed above, your health care provider can help you decide if a booster is right for you.
CDC recommends that all individuals who are at least 18 years old and who got Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen vaccine—regardless of whether you 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