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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:
For the full CDC recommendations, please visit cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/booster-shot.html. To find vaccine sites in the Rolla area, please visit coronavirus.mst.edu/vaccinations.