More COVID-19 boosters are approved

The CDC has approved first booster shots for anyone age 12+ (Pfizer) and 18+ (Moderna, Johnson & Johnson). A second booster has also been approved for anyone age 50+ and those who are immunocompromised 12+ (Pfizer) and 18+ (Moderna).


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 your first or second boosters here. You will need to provide documentation showing the brand and date of your initial vaccine series.

 

Am I eligible for a first booster?

You received two doses of Pfizer vaccine

  • And you are 12-17 years old
     
  • And it has been at least five months since you received your second dose of the Pfizer vaccine

… You are eligible for a booster dose of the Pfizer vaccine

You received two doses of Pfizer or Moderna vaccine

  • And you are 18 years or older
     
  • And it has been at least five 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 first booster dose of the Moderna, Pfizer or Johnson & Johnson vaccines

Am I eligible for a second booster?

You received two doses of Pfizer vaccine and any first booster brand

  • And it has been at least four months since you received your first booster dose

  • And you are at least 50 years old

  • Or you are at least 12 years old and have an immunocompromising condition

… You are eligible for a second booster dose of the Pfizer vaccine

You received two doses of Pfizer or Moderna vaccine and any first booster brand

  • And it has been at least four months since you received your first booster dose 

  • And you are at least 50 years old

  • Or you are at least 18 years old and have an immunocompromising condition

…You are eligible for a second booster dose of the Moderna or Pfizer vaccine

You received a single dose and booster of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine

  • And it has been at least four months since you received your first booster 

  • And you are at least 18 years old

… You are eligible for a second booster dose of the Moderna or Pfizer 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 1st dose, 3rd dose or booster dose vaccines now

Booster or Third Dose - what's the difference?

  • Booster shots provide additional immunity against the virus for people whose immune system had a response to the initial doses. To “boost” the immune system, Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson require 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.

Vaccines have been authorized for the following age groups:

PFIZER MODERNA J&J*
Ages Initial
Doses
Booster
#1
Booster
#2
Initial
Doses
Booster
#1
Booster
#2
Initial
Dose
Booster
#1
Booster
#2
0-4 NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO
5-11 YES Immuno-compromised only NO NO NO NO NO NO NO
12-17 YES YES Immuno-compromised only NO NO NO NO NO NO
18-49 YES YES Immuno-compromised only YES YES Immuno-compromised only YES YES NO
50+ YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES NO
YES=Authorized for everyone Immuno-compromised only=Authorized for immuno-compromised NO=Not Authorized
*The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has recommended that Americans should choose to receive one of the two mRNA-based COVID-19 vaccines (Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech) over Johnson & Johnson's single-dose shot, due to concerns about blood-clotting side effects. Read the CDC statement.