Frequently Asked Questions about COVID-19 Vaccines

COVID-19 vaccination is recommended for everyone age 6 months and older in the US, including pregnant or breastfeeding women.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that adults age 65 years and older receive 1 additional dose of updated 2023-2024 COVID-19 vaccine at least 4 months after the previous dose. Data show that vaccination helps protect older adults who are more likely to have severe disease from COVID-19 disease.

Previous CDC recommendations ensured that people who are immunocompromised are already eligible for additional doses of the updated COVID-19 vaccines.

Getting COVID-19 vaccines at the same time as other routinely recommended vaccines is safe and convenient.

View the latest information on COVID-19 vaccination from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

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Updated March 2024

Sources: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Food and Drug Administration