COVID-19 Vaccinations


Stay up to date with COVID vaccines

The CDC recommends everyone 6 months and older get an updated COVID-19 vaccine to protect against the potentially serious outcomes of COVID-19 illness. Updated COVID-19 vaccines are now available. In addition to vaccines, local public health officials recommend staying home if you are sick, avoiding close contact with people who are sick, covering your mouth and nose when you sneeze or cough, practicing good handwashing, avoiding touching your eyes, nose, and mouth, and regularly cleaning and disinfecting frequently touched surfaces.

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What You Need to Know

  • CDC recommends the 2023–2024 updated COVID-19 vaccines: Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, or Novavax, to protect against serious illness from COVID-19.
  • None of the updated 2023-2024 COVID-19 vaccines are preferred over another.
  • Everyone aged 5 years and older should get 1 dose of an updated COVID-19 vaccine to protect against serious illness from COVID-19.
  • Children aged 6 months-4 years need multiple doses of COVID-19 vaccines to be up to date, including at least 1 does of updated COVID-19 vaccine.
  • People who are moderately or severely immunocompromised may get additional doses of updated COVID-19 vaccine.

 
COVID-19 Vaccinations by Age

Ages 12+

  • People aged 12 years and older who are unvaccinated should get either: 1 updated Pfizer-BioNTech or updated Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, OR 2 doses of updated Novavax COVID-19 vaccine. 
  • People aged 12 years and older who got COVID-19 vaccines before September 12, 2023, should get 1 updated Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, or Novavax COVID-19 vaccine.

 
Ages 5-11

  • Children aged 5 years – 11 years who are unvaccinated or have previously received a COVID-19 vaccine before September 12, 2023, should get 1 updated Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine.

 
Ages 6mo-4 years

  • Previously unvaccinatedchildren aged 6 months–4 years should get two or three doses of updated COVID-19 vaccine depending on which vaccine they receive. 
    1. Three Pfizer-BioNTech doses           
    2. Two Moderna
  • Children aged 6 months–4 years who received COVID-19 vaccines before September 12, 2023, should get one or two doses of updated COVID-19 vaccine depending on which vaccine and the number of doses they’ve previously received.
    1. Pfizer-BioNTech
      • One previous dose, requires two more doses
      • Two or more previous doses, requires one updated dose
    2. Moderna
      • One previous dose, require 1 updated dose
      • Two or more previous doses, also requires one updated dose


For additional information and/or questions regarding the COVID-19 vaccines please reach out to local healthcare providers.

To find COVID-19 vaccine locations near you: Search vaccines.gov, text your ZIP code to 438829, or call 1-800-232-0233.