COVID Vaccine Information
Information about the new bi-valent COVID-19 booster:
The Federal Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a new COVID-19 booster (bi-valent) that targets both the Delta and Omicron strains. This new vaccine replaces all prior booster recommendations for ages 12+. If you have an appointment for a booster, make sure the newest version will be delivered, or schedule a new appointment.
The new booster dose is administered at least 2 months after completion of the primary series. For people who previously received a monovalent booster dose(s), the bivalent booster dose is administered at least 2 months after the last monovalent booster dose.
- Ages 12+ - Bivalent Pfizer booster delivered at least 2 months after completion of primary series.
- Ages 18+ -Bivalent Moderna or Pfizer booster dose Delivered at least 2 months after completion of primary series
- Children ages 5-11 who received a Pfizer vaccine in their primary series are ONLY eligible for a monovalent (original) Pfizer booster dose 5 months after their second vaccine. Currently children in this age group who received a Moderna vaccine in their primary series are not eligible for a booster of any kind.
At-a-glance COVID-19 Vaccination Schedule Including New Booster Information
Anyone 6 months of age and older is eligible for a vaccine.
A list of local providers and eligible recipients is linked here. Please consult your pediatrician with any questions about getting your child vaccinated.
- CDC information on children and vaccines.
- MDPH information on children and vaccines (including where to find a vaccination site)
Health officials urge all individuals to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, and anyone aged 5+ is recommended to get a booster if eligible. Anyone aged 50+ is recommended to get a 2nd booster.
Visit the State website for up-to-date information and resources on the COVID-19 vaccine.
Find updated vaccine appointments in Massachusetts at VaxFinder.mass.gov or contact your health care provider.