Am I eligible for a coronavirus booster shot?

Every fully vaccinated adult in the United States is eligible to get a coronavirus booster shot as long as enough time has passed since their last vaccine dose, according to federal regulators.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Nov. 19 boiled its long list of criteria down to just two: age and date of vaccination. If your second dose of the Moderna or Pfizer-BioNTech vaccines was at least six months ago, you are eligible for a booster. Adults who received the Johnson & Johnson vaccine are eligible after two months.

A majority of U.S. adults and a growing number of children 5 and over are vaccinated. The CDC recommends a booster for those 18 and older to supercharge the immune system’s ability to fight off the coronavirus and protect against the most serious effects of covid-19.

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Start here to find out if you qualify for a booster, according to the CDC

CDC recommendations allow boosters of any of the three vaccines that are authorized by the Food and Drug Administration, and consumers can choose a booster of a different vaccine than the one they received originally.

Many states had already expanded access in hopes of staving off a surge in covid cases during the holidays.

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We will update this calculator as the CDC announces newly eligible groups.

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Grace Moon contributed to this report.

Madison Dong is a graphics reporter for The Washington Post. She previously worked with The Post's engineering and design teams, as well as The Texas Tribune and The Wall Street Journal.
Bonnie Berkowitz is a reporter in the Graphics department at The Washington Post who often focuses on Health & Science topics.