Students, faculty, staff could be eligible for COVID-19 vaccine booster 

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On November 10, 2021

According to the CDC’s guidelines for COVID-19 vaccine booster shots, individuals age 18 and older who received a Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine should receive a booster shot at least two months after receiving their primary vaccine dose.  

The CDC recommends individuals 65 and older or ages 50-64 with underlying medical conditions who received a Pfizer or Moderna vaccination get a booster if it has been at least six months since the second shot.

The guidelines also state that individuals who work in high-risk settings (including education) may get a booster shot six months or more after completing the two-dose series of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine. This applies to faculty, staff and graduate teaching assistants. 

Examples of workers who may get COVID-19 booster shots include: 

  • First responders (health care workers, firefighters, police, etc.)
  • Education staff (teachers, support staff, daycare workers, etc.)
  • Food and agriculture workers
  • Manufacturing workers
  • Corrections workers
  • U.S. Postal Service workers
  • Public transit workers
  • Grocery store workers.

For the full CDC recommendations, please visit To find vaccine sites in the Rolla area, please visit

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