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FILE - Vials of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine sit in a cooler before being thawed at a pop-up COVID-19 vaccination site in the Bronx borough of New York on Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2021. On Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2021, Pfizer asked U.S. regulators to allow boosters of its COVID-19 vaccine for anyone 18 or older, a step that comes amid concern about increased spread of the coronavirus with holiday travel and gatherings. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File) (Mary Altaffer, Copyright 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.)

Here is the CDC’s most recent update to COVID-19 booster shot eligibility -- as of Nov. 19, 2021.

Per the CDC:

  • People age 18 years and older who received Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna COVID-19 vaccines may get a booster.

IF YOU RECEIVED Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna

You should get a booster if you are:

You may get a booster if you are:

  • Ages 18 years and older

When to get a booster: At least 6 months after completing your primary COVID-19 vaccination series

Which booster should you get? Any of the COVID-19 vaccines authorized in the United States


IF YOU RECEIVED Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen

You should get a booster if you are:

When to get a booster: At least 2 months after your shot.

Which booster should you get? Any of the COVID-19 vaccines authorized in the United States can be used for the booster dose.


Choosing Your COVID-19 Booster Shot

You may choose which COVID-19 vaccine you receive as a booster shot. Some people may prefer 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.

Scheduling Your Booster Shot

If you need help scheduling your booster shot, contact the location that set up your previous appointment. If you need to get your booster shot in a location different from where you received your previous shot, there are several ways you can find a vaccine provider.


About the Author:

Dave Bartkowiak Jr. is the digital managing editor for ClickOnDetroit.