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Getting Your Vaccine

Woman getting COVID-19 vaccineFirst and Second Doses

Bivalent Booster Shots

  • As of December 9, 2022, the CDC expanded the use of updated (bivalent) COVID-19 vaccines for children ages 6 months through 5 years. Children ages 6 months through 5 years who previously completed a Moderna primary series are eligible to receive a Moderna bivalent booster 2 months after their final primary series dose. Children ages 6 months through 4 years who are currently completing a Pfizer primary series will receive a Pfizer bivalent vaccine as their third primary dose.
  • Booster shots are also recommended for individuals age 5 years and older who have completed a primary series of the Pfizer vaccine (two doses) and for individuals 18 and older who have completed a primary series of the Moderna vaccine (two doses) or the Johnson & Johnson vaccine (one dose).
    • ​Updated COVID-19 boosters add Omicron BA.4 and BA.5 spike protein components to the current vaccine composition, helping to restore protection that has waned since previous vaccination by targeting variants that are more transmissible and immune-evading. These are called "bivalent boosters."

Where to Get Your Vaccine

To find a COVID-19 vaccine near you, visit vaccines.gov or call 1-800-232-0233 (TTY 1-888-720-7489).

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New York State Frequently Asked Questions

Call the New York State Hotline at (833) 697-4829