COVERVA: A COVID-19 Booster Is Available for All Children Age 12 and Older

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For everyone age 12-17, the Virginia Department of Health recommends a Pfizer booster dose 5 months after their last Pfizer dose.

For individuals 18 and older, a Pfizer or Moderna booster dose is recommended:  5 months after their last Pfizer or Moderna dose 2 months after their one-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine.

And – everyone 5 and older should complete their initial vaccination! Unvaccinated people develop COVID at a rate 4.3 times higher than fully vaccinated people and 2.2 times higher than partially vaccinated people. 

Booster shots help protect against serious illness from COVID-19, including the Omicron variant. 

Use Virginia’s vaccine finder tool to find a vaccine location near you. Many vaccine locations accept walk-ins and have evening and weekend hours, making it easy for you to make sure your children can get a shot.

Medicaid also offers transportation if you need a ride to your appointment.   

The vaccine is free for all Virginians. Make sure your entire family is fully protected by getting vaccinated today. Find Your Vaccine

Not a Medicaid member? Virginia Medicaid offers quality, low-cost and no-cost coverage for Virginians. Learn more about how to apply.