COVID-19 Vaccine Boosters Can you get a COVID-19 booster? Start over Versión en español Boosters Now Available for All COVID-19 Vaccines To strengthen and extend protections against COVID-19, many North Carolinians who have been fully vaccinated can now receive a COVID-19 booster shot if they are eligible. You may be eligible for a booster if: You are 18 or older; Your second/final dose was more than SIX months ago for Pfizer and Moderna; You received your Johnson & Johnson vaccine more than TWO months ago; And you meet the additional recommendations below: Johnson & Johnson It is recommended that anyone 18 or older who was vaccinated more than 2 months ago with the Johnson & Johnson vaccine receive a booster dose. Moderna and Pfizer Boosters have been authorized and recommended for individuals who are at high risk for serious illness or exposure. You are eligible if you received the Moderna or Pfizer vaccine and ONE of the following is true: You are 65 or older, or You live or work in a nursing home or long-term care residential facility, or You have a medical condition that puts you at high risk for severe illness (for example, obesity, asthma, heart disease, high blood pressure, and diabetes), or You work in a high-risk profession, meaning you come into contact with a lot of people, and you don’t know their vaccination status (for example, health care workers, first responders, teachers, food processing workers, retail and restaurant workers, and public transportation workers), or You live or work in a place where many people live together (for example, homeless shelters, correctional facilities, migrant farm housing, dormitories or other group living settings in colleges or universities). (This is not a complete list of situations. Talk to a doctor, pharmacist or nurse if you are not sure you're eligible.) Additionally, individuals are now able to receive any brand of COVID-19 vaccine for their booster shot. Some people may have a preference for the vaccine type that they originally received and others may prefer to get a different booster. Limited evidence suggests that booster doses of one of the two mRNA vaccines – Moderna or Pfizer-BioNTech – more effectively raise antibody levels than a booster dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. NC DHHS encourages you to speak with a doctor, nurse or pharmacist if you have questions about what booster is right for you. Think you may be eligible? Get a booster anywhere COVID-19 vaccines are available. People do not need a doctor's note to get a booster shot and may self-attest to eligibility. Find a Booster Vaccine Location 5-digit Zip Code Go Please enter a 5 digit zip code You'll need to know the dates of your vaccination and confirm what brand you got originally. Your paper vaccination card is helpful but may not be necessary. At-home vaccination and free transportation may be available. If you have more questions, we encourage you to read our FAQs, call the NC COVID-19 Vaccine Help Center at 888-675-4567, or send us a message.