Booster Shot Eligibility Last Updated: 10/28/2021
Who is eligible for a COVID-19 Booster at this time?
The following groups are currently eligible for booster shots:
- Ages 18+ Who Received Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine: People who are 18 and older who received a single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine, at least two months after their Johnson & Johnson shot
- Ages 65+ and Long-Term Care Residents: People who are 65 years and older or who live in long-term care settings who received the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine, at least six months after their second shot
- Ages 50+ With High-Risk Health Conditions: People who are ages 50-64 with underlying medical conditions (listed below) who received the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine, at least six months after their second shot
- Ages 18+ With High-Risk Health Conditions: People who are ages 18-49 years with underlying medical conditions (listed below) who received the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine, at least six months after their second shot
- Ages 18+ in Jobs or Settings With Increased COVID-19 Risk: People who are ages 18-64 years who are at increased risk of COVID-19 exposure and transmission because of where they work or reside (examples below) who received the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine, at least six months after their second shot.
Individuals self-identify as belonging to an eligible category and are not required to provide proof of a medical condition or a note from a medical provider.
Eligible individuals may choose which vaccine they receive as a booster dose. Some people may have a preference for the vaccine type that they originally received and others, may prefer to get a different booster. CDC's recommendations now allow for this type of mix and match dosing for booster shots.
Third Dose Eligibility
People with moderate or severe immune system deficiencies should get an additional Pfizer or Moderna shot, at least four weeks after their second Pfizer or Moderna shot, including those who have:
- Been receiving active cancer treatment for tumors or cancers of the blood
- Received an organ transplant and are taking medicine to suppress the immune system
- Received a stem cell transplant within the last 2 years or are taking medicine to suppress the immune system
- Moderate or severe primary immunodeficiency (such as DiGeorge syndrome and Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome)
- Advanced or untreated HIV infection
- Active treatment with high-dose corticosteroids or other drugs that may suppress your immune response
People who want a third dose should identify themselves as immunocompromised, and proof of immunocompromised status is not required.
COVID-19 vaccines are safe and highly effective at preventing you from getting sick. They are one of the most important tools to ending the COVID-19 pandemic and getting back to what you love.
Schedule your COVID-19 vaccine or Booster shot:
Access your records with Ocean Health Initiatives, Inc. (OHI’s) Patient Portal. We're using Athenahealth to help you access your health information.
If you have received your first dose of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine with us, you can obtain proof of vaccination by logging in to our patient portal.
Please access the patient portal here: http://my-ohi.org/portal