Vaccine Information

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NEW! Bi-Valent COVID-19 Booster

The Federal Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a new COVID-19 booster (bi-valent) that targets both the Delta and Omicron strains. This new vaccine replaces all prior booster recommendations for ages 12+. If you have an appointment for a booster, make sure the newest version will be delivered, or schedule a new appointment. 

The new booster dose is administered at least 2 months after completion of the primary series. For people who previously received a monovalent booster dose(s), the bivalent booster dose is administered at least 2 months after the last monovalent booster dose.

  1. Ages 12+ - Bivalent Pfizer booster delivered at least 2 months after completion of primary series. 
  2. Ages 18+ -Bivalent Moderna or Pfizer booster dose Delivered at least 2 months after completion of primary series
  3. Children ages 5-11 who received a Pfizer vaccine in their primary series are ONLY eligible for a monovalent (original) Pfizer booster dose 5 months after their second vaccine. Currently children in this age group who received a Moderna vaccine in their primary series are not eligible for a booster of any kind. 

At-a-glance COVID-19 Vaccination Schedule Including New Booster Information

Anyone 6 months of age and older is eligible for a vaccine. 

 A list of local providers and eligible recipients is linked here. Please consult your pediatrician with any questions about getting your child vaccinated. 

Health officials urge all individuals to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, and anyone aged 5+ is recommended to get a booster if eligible. Anyone aged 50+ is recommended to get a 2nd booster. 

Visit the State website for up-to-date information and resources on the COVID-19 vaccine.

Find updated vaccine appointments in Massachusetts at VaxFinder.mass.gov or contact your health care provider.