Additional Recommendations for Immunocompromised People
Additional primary dose: Moderately or severely immunocompromised people who are 12 years and older and received a Pfizer-BioNTech primary series or 18 years and older and received a Moderna primary series should receive an additional primary dose of the same vaccine at least 28 days after their second dose.
Booster dose: Moderately or severely immunocompromised people who are ages 16 years and older can also get a booster dose. People who received a Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna primary series are eligible for a booster dose at least 6 months after their additional primary dose.
Immunocompromised people who received a J&J/Janssen vaccine are not recommended to receive an additional primary dose but should receive a booster dose at least 2 months after their initial dose.
Teens ages 16-17 years old can only receive a Pfizer- BioNTech COVID-19 booster shot. People ages 18 years and older have the option to either get the same COVID-19 vaccine product as their primary series, or to get a different COVID-19 vaccine.