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, boosters are now available to all North Carolinians 18 and older. If you are eligible, you should get a booster now. You should get a booster if: You are 18 or older, and You received your second/final dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines more than SIX months ago, or You received your Johnson & Johnson vaccine more than TWO months ago. Get a booster anywhere COVID-19 vaccines are available. Booster doses are free for everyone. No insurance or doctor's note is needed. You may receive any brand of COVID-19 vaccine for your 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. NCDHHS encourages you to speak with a doctor, nurse or pharmacist if you have questions about what booster is right for you. Additionally, fully vaccinated people who received their first COVID-19 vaccines outside of the U.S. or in clinical trials with a brand not currently authorized can now receive a Pfizer booster shot when they are eligible. 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.