COVID-19 Vaccine Boosters and Additional Doses Update
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.)
Johns Hopkins Medicine requires all individuals to wear masks inside all our facilities.
In This Section
State and Local Vaccine Resources
Understanding the COVID-19 Vaccine
- COVID Natural Immunity: What You Need to Know
- Booster Shots and Third Doses for COVID-19 Vaccines: What You Need to Know
- Breakthrough Infections: Coronavirus After Vaccination
- Full FDA Approval of a COVID-19 Vaccine: What You Should Know
- Coronavirus: One Year Commemoration
- Learn How Johns Hopkins Medicine Is Distributing the Vaccine
- What's Safe After Your COVID-19 Vaccine?
- Coronavirus, the COVID-19 Vaccine and Epilepsy: What You Need to Know
- COVID-19 Vaccine: What You Need to Know
- COVID-19 Vaccines: Infographic
- COVID-19 Vaccines: Infographic (Spanish)
- COVID-19 Vaccine: What Parents Need to Know
- COVID Vaccine Side Effects
- Is the COVID-19 Vaccine Safe?
- The COVID-19 Vaccine and Pregnancy: What You Need to Know
- COVID-19 Vaccines: Myth Versus Fact
- COVID-19 Vaccines and People of Color
- COVID-19 Vaccine Hesitancy: 12 Things You Need to Know
- A New, One-Shot COVID-19 Vaccine
- COVID-19 Vaccine: Can It Affect Your Mammogram Results?
- Johnson & Johnson Janssen COVID-19 Vaccine Pause: What You Need to Know
- Safety First for J&J Vaccine Pause
COVID-19 Vaccinations Begin Across Johns Hopkins Medicine
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Why is it Important that I Consider Getting the COVID-19 Vaccine?
How Does Johns Hopkins Medicine Decide Which Vaccines to Distribute?
Demographics of the COVID-19 Vaccine Trials