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Who? CDC recommends booster shots for everyone 12 years old and older.
When? Depends on which vaccine you received initially:
· Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna: You should get a booster FIVE months after your last primary dose.
· Johnson & Johnson/Janssen: You should get a booster TWO months after your primary dose.
Which vaccine should you get?
· CDC recommends the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for children and either the Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna boosters for adults, regardless of which shot(s) you got initially.
· Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen vaccine is NOT recommended except in limited circumstances.
· You do NOT need to boost with the same vaccine you received initially.
Who? Moderately or severely immunocompromised people five and older who received initial doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna vaccines.
When? 28 days after your second shot.
Which vaccine? Get the same vaccine you received for your first two doses. (CDC does NOT recommend mixing and matching for your additional dose).
Keep in mind: This is NOT the same as a booster shot. If you are 12 or older, you should still get a booster shot after you complete your primary doses. In other words, you should get a booster five months after your third Pfizer or Moderna shot or two months after your single Johnson & Johnson shot.
When can I get my vaccine?
You can get your vaccine NOW. COVID-19 Vaccines are available throughout the state. Many providers are offering walk-in appointments, or Ohioans can schedule an appointment.
Check vaccine eligibility here: https://gettheshot.coronavirus.ohio.gov/
Learn more about the vaccine here: https://coronavirus.ohio.gov/vaccine.
I have <insert health condition>. Is it safe for me to get the vaccine?
You should reach out to your primary care provider. If you do not have a regular doctor, reach out to your local health department, which could connect you with a medical expert.
Ohio District 5 Area Agency on Aging, Inc. (AAA5) is committed to serving the needs of the public and working to ensure the health and safety of the individuals we serve, staff, and community. The world is experiencing an unprecedented health crisis. Early action in limiting the spread of COVID-19, referred to as coronavirus, is critical. We continue to follow the guidelines provided by our local, county, and state health officials as well as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
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