COVID-19 Vaccines and Boosters
Who's eligible for a COVID-19 Vaccine?
Anyone age 5 or older is eligible to be vaccinated with the Pfizer vaccine.
You have to be 18 or older to get the Moderna vaccine.
At this moment we do not offer the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.
Who should get a booster dose? You should get a booster dose if you:
When should I get a booster dose?
- Are 65 years old or older.
- Live in a long-term care facility.
- Are 18 to 64 years old and at high risk of severe COVID-19.
- Are 18 to 64 years old and at high risk because of where you live or work. For example, if you live in a college dorm with lots of other students or you work at a grocery store where you are in contact with many people every day, you may be considered high risk.
- You received the Johnson & Johnson vaccine for your initial dose.
- Colorado’s prevalence of COVID-19 makes the state a high-risk place to live and work. Anyone who is 18+ who would like a booster and is six months past their initial series of an mRNA vaccine or two months past a J&J vaccine should make a plan to get one or discuss with their doctor.
If you received Pfizer or Moderna for your first two doses you should receive your booster dose at least six months after your second dose of vaccine, no matter what vaccine product you receive as a booster.
Does my booster need to be the same kind of vaccine as my initial doses? No. You can get any authorized vaccine for your booster dose.
Why do I need a booster dose?
Booster doses can help give you extra protection from COVID-19. Vaccine effectiveness varies by vaccine product and may decrease over time, and a booster dose can help raise immunity levels. With delta variant circulating and cases of COVID-19 increasing significantly across the United States, a booster will help protect people who are most at risk. Booster doses are common practice in routine childhood vaccines and require multiple doses at specific intervals to be most effective.