Booster Doses and Additional Doses for Immunocompromised Individuals
To strengthen and extend protections against COVID-19, boosters are now available to all North Carolinians 5 and older. Although we don’t have all the answers on the Omicron variant, initial data suggests that COVID-19 boosters help broaden and strengthen the protection against Omicron and other variants.
Everyone ages 5 years and older should get 1 booster shot after completing their COVID-19 vaccine primary series. Learn more about when you should get your 1st booster.
Recommended 2 Boosters
- Adults ages 50 years and older
- People ages 12 and older who are moderately or severely immunocompromised
about when you should get your 2nd booster.
Adults 18 and older may receive any brand of COVID-19 vaccine for your booster shot. However, it is recommended that people get boosted with a mRNA vaccine – Moderna or Pfizer-BioNTech, instead of the Johnson and Johnson vaccine, unless they have a medical reason as to why they cannot receive an mRNA vaccine. Speak with a doctor, nurse or pharmacist if you have questions about what booster is right for you.