Who can get the vaccination booster shot?
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that individuals 18 years of age or older get a booster shot of the Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna COVID-19 vaccines. The CDC also recommends that minors 5-17 years old receive a booster of the Pfizer vaccine. A booster shot can be provided at least five months after completing the primary Pfizer or Moderna vaccination series. Individuals may choose which COVID-19 vaccine to receive as a booster shot. A booster shot of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine after two months is also recommended for those who are 18 and older.
On March 29, 2022, the CDC expanded eligibility for an additional booster dose for certain individuals who may be at higher risk of severe outcomes from COVID-19. People over the age of 50 can get an additional booster 4 months after their prior dose to increase their protection further. This is especially important for those 65 and older and those 50 and older with underlying medical conditions that increase their risk for severe disease from COVID-19.
Get the latest information about eligibility for the Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson booster from the CDC.
People eligible to receive the booster shot can visit any County-supported vaccination sites being operated by NOMI Health as well as CVS Pharmacy or Walgreens Pharmacy. Bring a valid photo ID and proof of receiving the initial doses of the vaccine.
To find a vaccination site near you, visit miamidade.gov/vaccine.