More COVID-19 boosters are approved

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has approved booster shots for all three vaccines (Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson) for anyone age 18 and older.

Appointments are required for Hartford HealthCare COVID-19 vaccine clinics.

Even if you did not receive your first vaccine series from us, you are welcome to get your third dose or booster here. You will need to provide documentation showing the brand and date of your initial vaccine series.

 

Am I eligible for a booster?

You received two doses of Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna vaccine

  • And you are 18 or older
     
  • And it has been at least six months since you received your second dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine

… You are eligible for a booster dose of the Moderna, Pfizer or Johnson & Johnson vaccines

You received a single dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine

  • And it has been at least two months since you received your dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine

… You are eligible for a booster dose of the Moderna, Pfizer or Johnson & Johnson vaccines

How to get your vaccine or booster with Hartford HealthCare

  • Make an appointment — This will save your priority spot, and will allow you to select which vaccine you will get.

Schedule your third dose/booster dose vaccine now

Booster or Third Dose - what's the difference?

  • Booster shots provide additional immunity against the virus for people 18 years or older whose immune system had a response to the initial doses. To “boost” the immune system, Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson provide another full dose, while Moderna is half the dose of the previous two shots.
  • Third doses are for people whose immune systems may not have given sufficient protection against COVID-19 from the first vaccines. Some people — due to age or a health condition that suppresses their immune system — need a third full dose for them to get to a level of immunity that’s protective. You can learn more about this from the CDC here.

Booster shots have been authorized for the following age groups:

 
PFIZER MODERNA J&J
Ages
1st-dose Booster 1st-dose Booster 1st-dose Booster
0-4 NO NO NO NO NO NO
5-17 YES NO NO NO NO NO
18-64 YES YES YES YES YES YES
65+ YES YES YES YES YES YES