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COVID-19 Vaccine Boosters and Additional Doses Update

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Posted November 22, 2021

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) updated recommendations for COVID-19 boosters to include individuals age 18 or older who:

  • Received the Janssen/Johnson & Johnson vaccine at least two months ago, or
  • Received both required doses of either the Moderna or the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine, with the second dose at least six months ago.

Individuals who have a medical condition associated with immunosuppression are eligible to receive an additional vaccine dose.

The FDA has determined it is safe to receive a different brand for the booster or additional dose than the brand you initially received.

To schedule an appointment, please read our booster/additional dose information.


COVID-19 Vaccine for Children Ages 5–17

Posted November 4, 2021

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention now recommends children ages 5 and older receive a COVID-19 vaccine. Johns Hopkins Medicine encourages all families with eligible children to get the appropriate COVID-19 vaccine.

  • Children ages 5–11 years can receive the Pfizer pediatric COVID-19 vaccine (10mcg dose).
  • Adolescents 12 and older can receive the Pfizer adult COVID-19 vaccine (30mcg dose).

Doses are based on age, not weight.

Read more information on getting a vaccine for your child. Please use all available resources to get the COVID-19 vaccine.


3 Ways to Get Your Vaccine or Booster

(Vaccines available for individuals 5 and older. Boosters available for individuals 18 and older who meet specific criteria.)

Visit a walk-up or mobile vaccination clinic – no appointments needed for mobile clinics.

Find state and local vaccine resourcesSome vaccination sites offer walk-up vaccinations. The State Center COVID Vaccine Location, a joint operation by University of Maryland Medical System and Johns Hopkins Medicine. is now open.

Schedule your vaccine through MyChart.
For patients only. View scheduling instructions.

 

Safety Guidelines

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Johns Hopkins Medicine requires all individuals to wear masks inside all our facilities.

 
 
 
 

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