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COVID-19 Vaccine Update: All Adults Now Eligible for a Booster Vaccine

To protect yourself and your family, the Virginia Department of Health recommends that individuals who are 18 and older should receive a booster dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.

  • For the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna vaccines, boosters are recommended 6 months after the 2nd dose.
  • For the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, the booster dose is recommended 2 months after the first dose.

The booster will help make sure that you are still protected against serious illness from COVID-19.

If you are not sure if you need a booster, talk to your doctor or call the Virginia Department of Health COVID-19 hotline at 1-877-829-4682.

Use Virginia’s vaccine finder tool to find a vaccine location near you. The booster dose is free for all Virginians. Many vaccine locations accept walk-ins and have evening and weekend hours, making it easy for you to get your shot.

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