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COVID-19 Vaccine – How Many Doses?

How many doses of Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine do you need?  Three (3), if you are immunocompromised you can receive the additional dose for your 3rd dose.   Others will receive a booster as their 3rd dose.

How many doses of Johnson & Johnson COVDI-19 vaccine do you need?  Two (2), if you are immunocompromised you can receive the additional dose for your 2nd dose.   Others will receive a booster as their 2nd dose.

Link to eligible groups-Booster Doses | COVID-19 Vaccine (ny.gov)

Am I eligible for a booster dose?

At this time and in accordance with CDC guidance, the following groups of New Yorkers should receive their COVID-19 booster vaccine dose:

  • New Yorkers 18 years and older who received the Janssen/Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine two or more months ago
  • New Yorkers 65 years and older or residents in long-term care settings should receive a booster shot of the Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine at least 6 months after their Pfizer-BioNtech or Moderna primary series (“mix and matching” is permitted.)
  • New Yorkers aged 50-64 years with underlying medical conditions should receive a booster shot of Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine at least 6 months after their Pfizer-BioNTech primary series.

The following groups of New Yorkers may receive their COVID-19 booster vaccine dose:

  • New Yorkers aged 18–49 years with underlying medical conditions may receive a booster shot of Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine at least 6 months after their Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna primary series, based on their individual benefits and risks.
  • New Yorkers aged 18-64 years who are at increased risk for COVID-19 exposure and trans-mission because of occupational or institutional settings, may receive a booster shot of the Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine at least 6 months after their Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna primary series based on their individual benefits and risks.

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