COVID-19 Booster Shot Information
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has recommended the use of Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty) booster doses for the following individuals:
- people who are 65 or older, and
- people who live in a long-term care facility, and
- people 18 and older with underlying medical conditions that put them at high risk for severe illness from COVID-19, and
- people who live or work in a setting that puts them at a higher risk of exposure to COVID-19, such as healthcare workers and teachers.
The Utah Department of Health (UDOH) recommends vaccine providers throughout the state become familiar with the CDC’s recommendations and begin offering booster doses as soon as they are able.
Booster doses should be administered at least six months after a person receives their second dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty) vaccine. Due to a lack of available data at this time, the FDA, CDC, and ACIP have not authorized or approved booster doses for people who received the Moderna or Johnson & Johnson vaccines.
You can find more information about COVID-19 booster shots on the Utah Department of Health website.