About COVID-19 Vaccines

COVID-19 vaccines available in the United States are effective at protecting people from getting seriously ill, being hospitalized, and dying. As with other vaccine-preventable diseases, you are protected best from COVID-19 when you stay up to date with the recommended vaccinations, including recommended boosters.

When Are You Up to Date?

You are up to date with your COVID-19 vaccines when you have completed a COVID-19 vaccine primary series and got the most recent booster dose recommended for you by CDC.

  • If you have completed your primary series—but are not yet eligible for a booster—you are also considered up to date.
  • If you become ill with COVID-19 after you received all COVID-19 vaccine doses recommended for you, you are also considered up to date. You do not need to be revaccinated or receive an additional booster.

COVID-19 vaccine recommendations are based on three things:

  1. Your age
  2. The vaccine you first received, and
  3. The length of time since your last dose

People who are moderately or severely immunocompromised have different recommendations for Covid-19 vaccines.

Getting Vaccines If You Had or Currently Have COVID-19

If you recently had COVID-19, you still need to stay up to date with your vaccines, but you may consider delaying your next vaccine dose (whether a primary dose or booster) by 3 months from:

  • when your symptoms started.
  • Or, if you had no symptoms, when you first received a positive test.

Reinfection is less likely in the weeks to months after infection. However, certain factors could be reasons to get a vaccine sooner rather than later, such as:

  • personal risk of severe disease,
  • or risk of disease in a loved one or close contact,
  • local Covid-19 community level
  • and the most common Covid-19 variant currently causing illness.

Children and teens aged 6 months–17 years

Covid-19 vaccine dosage is based on age on the day of vaccination, not on size or weight. Children get a smaller dose of Covid-19 vaccine than teens and adults.


Boosters are an important part of protecting yourself from getting seriously ill or dying from Covid-19. People ages 6 months and older should receive 1 updated booster, if they are eligible, including those who are moderately or severely immunocompromised.


If you want to be vaccinated for Covid-19, or receive your booster, call us at 888-710-8220 for a same-day appointment. You can also visit us at any of our Spring Tour dates to get vaccinated for both Covid-19 and influenza.


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