COVID-19 Booster Shots, What You Need to Know
December 09, 2021
Getting the COVID-19 booster is the best way to protect yourself from severe illness or death due to COVID-19, and both the CDC and the FDA have approved booster shots for people ages 18 and older. So, with the holidays right around the corner and infection rates on the rise both in Nevada and nationally, the best thing you can do to prevent the continued spread of this deadly virus is to get boosted today.
Who: It is recommended that everyone 18 years or older get a COVID-19 booster shot. When: At least 6 months after completing your primary COVID-19 vaccination series.
What: Any of the COVID-19 vaccines authorized in the United States. The CDC allows for mix and match dosing for booster shots.
How: To make an appointment for your COVID-19 vaccine booster, please visit vaccines.gov today.
- Don’t forget to bring your CDC vaccination record card to your appointment.
- Refresh yourself on the potential side effects and remember that these are normal signs your body is building up protection.
Commonly Asked Questions:
Q: Does anything change if I received the Johnson & Johnson as my first COVID-19 vaccine?
A: If you received the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine, you are elidable for a booster two months after completing your primary vaccine.
Q: Is the formula the same for the boosters as it was for the primary vaccine?
A: COVID-19 booster shots are the same formulation as the current COVID-19 vaccines. However, in the case of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine booster shot, it is half the dose of the vaccine people get for their primary series.
Q: Am I still considered “fully vaccinated” if I don’t receive a COVID-19 booster shot.
A: Yes, everyone is still considered fully vaccinated two weeks after their second dose in a two-shot series, such as the Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna vaccines, or two weeks after a single-dose vaccine, such as the J&J/Janssen vaccine. All information courtesy of the Center for Disease Control and Prevention.
All information courtesy of the Center for Disease Control and Prevention