Booster shots and additional doses
Booster shots are for anyone whose had 2 previous vaccinations, ages 12 and older.
It is recommended to get a booster shot when you’re eligible.
- “If you got a Moderna or Pfizer vaccine, get a booster shot after 5 months
- If you got a Johnson & Johnson vaccine, get a booster shot after 2 months”
According to covid19.ca.gov : “Your booster shot can be a different vaccine brand than you got in your original series. A Pfizer or Moderna booster is strongly advised for those who got the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. Those aged 12-17 can only get a Pfizer booster.”
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Additional doses for those with Compromised Immune systems
According to covid19.ca.gov : “Additional doses of Pfizer or Moderna are available for those with compromised immunity.
This includes people who:
- Get active cancer treatment for tumors or cancers of the blood
- Got an organ transplant and are taking medicine to suppress the immune system
- Got a stem cell transplant within the last 2 years or are taking medicine to suppress the immune system
- Have moderate or severe primary immunodeficiency (such as DiGeorge syndrome, Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome)
- Have advanced or untreated HIV infection
- Get active treatment with high-dose corticosteroids or other drugs that suppress immune response
Children aged 5-11 with these conditions can get an additional dose of Pfizer.”