Vaccine booster shots are now available for New Yorkers ages 18 and older. These shots boost your immunity from an initial vaccination series.
No one will be denied a booster shot in New York, as long as they are 18 or older and received their second dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine at least six months ago, or one dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine at least two months ago.
The CDC recommends a booster shot for people who received the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine and are 65 and older, have an underlying medical condition or are at higher risk of COVID-19 exposure. It also recommends a booster shot for anyone 18 or older who received the single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine.
Your booster shot can be any of the three authorized or approved vaccines. If you are not sure whether to get a booster shot or which type of vaccine you should get for your booster, talk to your health care provider.
What is a booster shot?
A booster shot is an additional dose of a vaccine to provide added protection.
Who can get a booster shot?
The following groups who received the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine can get a booster shot:
• People 65 or older
• People 18 to 64 who live in a nursing home or other long-term care facility
• People 18 to 64 who have an underlying medical condition that increases their risk for
• People 18 to 64 who are at increased risk of COVID-19 exposure due to their job (for
example, health care workers) or where they live or frequently visit (for example, a
Where can I get a booster shot?
You can get a booster shot anywhere that offers the brand of vaccine you want. To find a
vaccination site, go to nyc.gov/vaccinefinder and choose your preferred brand from the “Any vaccine” drop-down. You can also call 877-VAX-4NYC (877-829-4692) for help finding a City-run vaccination site. To schedule a free in-home vaccination, visit nyc.gov/homevaccine or call the above number.