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
Learn more about when you should get your 2nd booster.
A third booster, an Omicron specific booster shot, has not been authorized by the FDA or recommended by the CDC at this time.
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.