Can I get another COVID vaccine dose?
Following FDA and Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) recommendations, we’re giving COVID vaccine third doses and booster shots to people who are eligible.
Want to know if you can get another dose? Take our short assessment to find out if you’re eligible:
According to the CDC, people who are eligible to receive a third dose include those who have received the full two-dose series (at least 28 days ago) of the Pfizer or Moderna COVID vaccine and have:
- Been receiving active cancer treatment for tumors or cancers of the blood
- Received an organ transplant and are taking medicine to suppress the immune system
- Received a stem cell transplant within the last 2 years or are taking medicine to suppress the immune system
- Moderate or severe primary immunodeficiency (such as DiGeorge syndrome, Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome)
- Advanced or untreated HIV infection
- Active treatment with high-dose steroids or other drugs that may suppress the immune response
According to the CDC, people who are eligible to receive a booster shot include those who have received their two doses of the Pfizer COVID vaccine, and meet one of the following criteria:
- Are age 65 and older
- Are a long-term care resident
- Are age 18 to 64 with an underlying medical condition that puts them at higher risk for serious illness from COVID-19
- Are age 18 to 64 and have a job that puts them at increased risk of being exposed to COVID-19. Occupations at increased risk include:
- First responders (healthcare workers, firefighters, police, congregate care staff)
- Education staff (teachers, support staff, daycare workers)
- Food and agriculture workers
- Manufacturing workers
- Corrections workers
- U.S. Postal Service workers
- Public transit workers
- Grocery store workers
People can get their booster dose of the Pfizer vaccine beginning six months after receiving their second dose.
The good news? If you’re fully vaccinated, you’re still protected against COVID-19. And you can further protect yourself (and others) by wearing a mask and keeping your distance in public indoor spaces.
Guidance around booster shots is expected to expand, so be sure to check Geisinger.org/COVIDVax for the latest updates.