Who can get the COVID-19 booster?
When can I get the booster?
For people who got the J&J COVID-19 vaccine, you must wait at least two months before getting the booster shot. Those who received the Moderna or Comirnaty (Pfizer) vaccines must wait at least six months after their second dose before getting the booster.
Which booster can I get?
The CDC has approved the mixing and matching of COVID-19 booster shots. You may choose which vaccine you would like to receive as your booster dose.
Do boosters mean the vaccines are not working?
No, booster shots do not mean that the COVID-19 vaccines are not working. Booster shots are common among many vaccinations and are given to help increase protection against viruses. The COVID-19 vaccines are working well to keep the virus from spreading and are helping those who are infected not get severely ill or be hospitalized.
If the vaccines are working, why do I need to get a booster?
We are beginning to see a decrease in protection against mild to moderate illness caused by COVID-19. Booster shots are recommended to help protect those at risk of serious illness and to stop the spread of COVID-19 in high-risk settings.
Am I still fully vaccinated if I do not get the booster shot?
Yes. Anyone who has received at least two doses of the Moderna or Comirnaty (Pfizer) vaccines, or one dose of the J&J vaccine, is considered fully vaccinated two weeks after getting vaccinated.
Are there dangers of getting the COVID-19 booster?
Reactions to the COVID-19 booster shots are like the initial vaccination side effects. The symptoms commonly reported include fever, pain at the injection site, headache and fatigue. Many people experience mild to moderate side effects after getting the COVID-19 booster. Serious side effects following vaccination are rare but can occur.
What do I need to bring with me to get the booster shot?
You will need to bring your COVID-19 vaccine card that you got when you were first vaccinated. If you do not have your vaccine card and were vaccinated at HealthLinc, please let us know when scheduling your booster shot so we can help you get a new one. If you were not vaccinated at HealthLinc, you can contact the location where you got your initial vaccine series or call the Indiana State Department of Health to learn how to get a new card.
How do I get my COVID-19 booster at HealthLinc?
Please schedule an appointment for your COVID-19 booster shot by calling 1-888-580-1060.