COVID-19 Booster ShotsBooster shots are now recommended for all three available COVID-19 vaccines in the United States.
CDC and DHEC recommend booster shots for certain people at least 6 months after completion of the 2-dose Pfizer or Moderna series and at lease 2 months after the completion of the 1-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine.Learn More
COVID-19 Vaccine What you need to Know
- COVID-19 vaccines are effective at helping protect against severe disease and death, including from variants of the virus that causes COVID-19 currently circulating (e.g., Delta variant).
- If you are fully vaccinated you can resume activities that you did before the pandemic. However, you should wear a mask indoors in public if you are in an area of substantial or high transmission. Being fully vaccinated and wearing a mask maximizes protection from the Delta variant and possibly spreading it to others.
- You may have side effects after vaccination. These are normal and should go away within a few days.
- Everyone aged 12 years and older is recommended to get vaccinated.
- People who are moderately to severely immunocompromised are recommended to get an additional dose of an mRNA COVID-19 vaccine (i.e., Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna).