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 12 and older. If you are eligible, you should get a booster now. You should get a booster if: You are 12 or older, and You received your second dose of the Moderna or Pfizer vaccine at least FIVE months ago, or You received your Johnson & Johnson vaccine at least TWO months ago. The CDC also recommends a third dose of Pfizer for children 5 to 11 who have compromised immune systems. Children and teens ages 12 and up can only receive the Pfizer booster, and parental consent is required. Adults 18 or older can get any brand. Get a booster anywhere COVID-19 vaccines are available. Booster doses are free for everyone. No insurance or doctor's note is needed. Adults 18 and older may receive any brand of COVID-19 vaccine for your booster shot. However, it is recommended that people get boosted with a mRNA vaccine – Moderna or Pfizer-BioNTech, instead of the Johnson and Johnson vaccine, unless they have a medical reason as to why they cannot receive an mRNA 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.