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Answers to Your Questions About COVID-19 Booster Shots

Please see the CDC's updated recommendation on booster shots.

Who is eligible for a COVID-19 Vaccine Booster Shot?

Everyone age 18 or older who received Pfizer or Moderna at least 6 months ago or Johnson & Johnson at least 2 months ago can get any booster. See details on Mass.Gov. 

Does my COVID-19 booster shot need to be the same type as my original COVID-19 vaccine?

Individuals may choose which vaccine they receive as a booster dose. Some people may have a preference for the vaccine type that they originally received and others, may prefer to get a different booster. CDC’s recommendations now allow for this type of mix and match dosing for booster shots.

When can I schedule my appointment for an additional COVID-19 vaccine booster?

You may go to Mass.gov/Vaxfinder to schedule a vaccination.

How long do we need to wait between receiving my additional COVID-19 vaccine dose or booster and my flu vaccine?

May be given the same day.

If I received my initial COVID-19 vaccine from Baystate Health can I receive my additional COVID-19 vaccine dose booster at Baystate too?

No, Baystate Health is not currently providing booster doses to community members. You may go to mass.gov/vaxfinder to confirm your eligibility and schedule a booster dose. For established BMP primary care patients: you may discuss with your provider at your next scheduled visit.

If I am a patient of Baystate Health and did not receive my initial vaccine at Baystate Health, am I able to receive my additional COVID-19 vaccine dose or booster from Baystate Health?

No, Baystate Health is not currently providing booster doses to community members. You may go to mass.gov/vaxfinder to confirm your eligibility and schedule a booster dose. For established BMP primary care patients: you may discuss with your provider at your next scheduled visit.

Do I need to bring my CDC COVID-19 ID vaccine card to my appointment?

Bring your vaccine card to any future appointments to ensure your provider has this information.